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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?


On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 12, 2000 at 11:46:08PM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
>
> On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, Mo McKinlay wrote:
>
> > Being able to do..
> >
> > $ cp files.tar.gz/docs/mydoc1.txt .
> >
> > Would be useful.
>
> Here it comes...
>
>
> But the is a perfect exampe of something that can already be done
> today in userland -- in this inctance making cp aware of tar.gz files
> and their internals. Obviously you might want to do this in an
> external library or something which reads common configuration files
> and then load handlers based of file extension or something...

No, it is not. Choosing between Yet Another Shared Lib and a userland
filesystem I'll take the latter, thank you very much. I _like_ my cp(1)
static and I like to have sash(1) at hand. In userland - sure. Changing
every program - fsck, no.


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