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    SubjectRe[2]: ANN: NTFS 2.0.1 for kernel 2.5.7 released
    On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 12:57:07 +0000 (GMT) Anton Altaparmakov <> wrote:

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

    You probably misunderstood the problem - I cannot enter archive files (.tgz, .zip)
    in mc if these files are marked as executable - mc just tries to execute them.

    AA> I guess if more people complain I can change the default fmask to be 0177
    AA> instead of 0077 but I want to see more complaints first. I personally find
    AA> the being able to execute behaviour better as I run things off the ntfs
    AA> partitions...

    People using Linux usually keep data files on fat and ntfs permissions, not
    executables (IMHO).


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