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SubjectRe: Filesystem for mobile hard drive
Kalin KOZHUHAROV wrote:
> I might be wrong, but I always thought that NTFS has user/group and a bunch
> of other attributes, so it might not be a good idea to replace them hard
> under linux. Or am I wrong? I never used NTFS much, the few windoze machines
> around me use FAT32 for compatibility.
> Kalin.

IIRC, NTFS has the capability to store a posix uid and gid, but it is
never actually used. There is no good way to get NT to understand
mappings to linux uid/gids, so the information it puts there is
useless. As a result, the Linux NTFS driver just makes all files owned
by a fixed id you can specify at mount time, or defaults to root.

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