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SubjectRe: ANN: NTFS 2.0.1 for kernel 2.5.7 released
Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Padraig Brady wrote:
>
>>Is this a good default?
>
>
> I don't see what's wrong with that. It follows the logic of least
> surprise. In Windows all files are executable as there is no way to
> distinguish executables from non-executables due to lack of executable
> bit. NTFS on Linux has no way of telling the difference either and hence
> it makes sense to allow execution of all files.
>
> If you don't like it, use -o noexec,fmask=0111 and you will not have any
> files being executable.
>
>
>>IMHO you usually would not want to execute stuff off NTFS, and
>>if you do you can always just explicitly invoke using wine like:
>>`wine /ntfs/lookout.exe`
>
>
> No you couldn't.
>

why not? wine should be changed to allow this if
it is a limitation with it.

>>To have all files executable breaks stuff like:
>>midnight commander (won't open executable files)
>
>
> Ouch, that is plain stupid... mc should be fixed. I open executables all
> the time and mc should automatically fire up a hexeditor.

Well by not opening I meant it tries to run them
which is sensible really. I would guess any unix
filemanager is going to have some issues with all
files having executable bits set.

Isn't there some kludge for vfat where it marks
*.{com,exe,bat} as executable?
>
>>ls colorizing
>
>
> I like green files. (-;

Well I hate them :-)
Also coloring is wrong in mc and probably other things.

>
>>shell tab completion
>
>
> Heh?!? Works for me. Fix your shell settings.
>
>
>>...
>
>
> Like what?
>
>
>>see:
>>http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=100143416100009&r=1&w=2
>
>
> Read it. I still don't see any reason for not having x on files by
> default.
>
>
>>I think the default should be
>>rx for directories and r for files
>
>
> If you think so just use fmask to clear the x bit and be happy.
>
> I guess if more people complain I can change the default fmask to be 0177
> instead of 0077 but I want to see more complaints first. I personally find
> the being able to execute behaviour better as I run things off the ntfs
> partitions...
>
> Best regards,
>
> Anton



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