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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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