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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, Roger Gammans wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 10:34:12PM -0400, Michael Rothwell wrote:
> > > There are far too many *protocols* (http, ftp,
> > > nfsv3, etc.) that also don't know about streams.
> >
> > So they transfer the data in the default streams and
> > work the same way they do now. Apache could still use
>
> Just to point out the obvious. But are you propose that people
> can't use tar for backups without losing their other streams...

Currently you lose your "normal" file attributes (ie. the
ownership info and permission bits) when you transfer a
file over http.

Why would this be any different with extended attributes?

When you _do_ want to have these things transferred, you can
use a modified tar (or cpio or pax) archive format. Just like
the "standard tar" stores the normal unix attributes, it should
store the extended attributes.

And when we're talking about a "multistream file", just give the
user the whole directory in one .tar file...

regards,

Rik
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