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SubjectRe: isofs unhide option: troubles with Wine
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Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.4.44.0205251513280.10327-100000@sharra.ivimey.org>
By author: Ruth Ivimey-Cook <Ruth.Ivimey-Cook@ivimey.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> AFAIK, Windows "hidden" files are supposed to behave much like Unix 'dot'
> files (.login, etc), so IMO the kernel should not use the hidden bit at all.
> Instead, it should be 'ls' et al that do this. Now, I guess this isn't
> particularly practical without changing fileutils and many other things, so I
> would suggest that the kernel is changed to pass on, if possible, but
> basically ignore the 'hidden' bit.
>

There really should be some kind of ioctl() or other syscall to
get/set the filesystem-specific attributes in cases like FAT (hidden,
system, archive) and ISO9660. Trying to graft their meaning onto the
Unix system just doesn't make sense.

-hpa
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