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SubjectRe: Versioning file system
On Tue, Jun 19, 2007 at 04:34:42PM -0400, John Stoffel wrote:
> >>>>> "Jack" == Jack Stone <jack@hawkeye.stone.uk.eu.org> writes:
>
> Jack> The whole idea of the file system is that it wouldn't return the
> Jack> file in the file listing. The user would have to know that the
> Jack> file system was versioning to access the older versions as they
> Jack> would explicitly have to request them.
>
> So tell me what happens when I do:
>
> touch foo:121212121212

You create a new file called 'foo:121212121212'. If you then modify it,
you could access the old version as foo:121212121212:0.

(The .snapshot directory makes more sense than magic names, since you
can see what versions of a file are available without a special tool).
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