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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:

> According to James Sutherland:
> > On 13 Aug 2000, Miquel van Smoorenburg wrote:
> >
> > > In article >Pine.LNX.4.10.10008130952490.11153-100000@dax.joh.cam.ac.uk>,
> > > James Sutherland <jas88@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > > >No need for a new call: just "ls file:*" to list the EA's attached to
> > > >"file". opendir() should certainly fail - it's not a directory in any way.
> > >
> > > The shell expands wildcards like "*" by using opendir() ...
> >
> > Yes - on the DIRECTORY. NOT on an (unrelated, as far as the shell knows)
> > FILE! That would result in ENOTDIR...
>
> You mean that all the attributes are visible when you do a
> plain "ls" ? Ok..

Newer versions of ls would probably suppress the attributes by default,
just as they suppress files beginning with a ".". At the API level,
though, I suspect we will want attributes visible to readdir() & co -
otherwise tar etc will break horribly, causing dataloss. Not good.


James.


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