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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
On 11 Aug 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> In article <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008120028320.11791-100000@duckman.distro.conectiva>,
> Rik van Riel <> wrote:
> >On Fri, 11 Aug 2000, Michael Rothwell wrote:
> >
> >> I'm not sure what your question is asking. You don't have to read
> >> x.bmp:thumbnail if you do not want to. But if you want to view the
> >> thumbnail, it's there. For instance, on the Mac, you can have a
> >
> >So when /bin/cp accesses the file it will get all streams
> >and when /usr/bin/xv accesses the file it will only get the
> >"main image" it wants?
> Can't be done.
> "/bin/mv", yes. Makes complete sense to move a full file with all
> "subforks". It's actually very similar to a directory move.
> But /bin/cp cannot do the same, at least not without teaching it to do
> the same thing as for a recursive directory copy (which a regular UNIX
> cp wouldn't even try to do on a regular file). But the recursive
> directory copy approach should work.
> At least in theory.

So what we want are directories, and not file streams?
Oh wait, we already have those...

/me runs


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-- Miguel de Icaza, UKUUG 2000

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