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    SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
    On Sun, 13 Aug 2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
    > On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, James Sutherland wrote:
    > > > * these damned short names have a nasty habit of travelling when
    > > > you do operations on different names. And that's the thing you will
    > > > reproduce with that approach on NTFS.
    > >
    > > Nah. Let's just drop short filenames.
    > Sorry? I do rename("foo","bar"); Suddenly foo:splat becomes bar:splat.
    > Which of them should I drop?

    What has that got to do with short filenames?

    There is a decision to be made: does renaming "foo" to "bar" rename
    "foo:splat" to "bar:splat". It would do under NT; OTOH, this isn't NT, and
    we cannot enforce this across all filesystems which may contain a
    "foo:splat". I'd go with "foo" != "foo:splat". Keep the two distinct.

    If the user really wants foo:* ==> bar:*, [s]he can type it.


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