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    SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?

    On Mon, 14 Aug 2000, Michael Rothwell wrote:

    > Alexander Viro wrote:
    > > Erm? How about foo:splat to bar:splat when bar:sheesh exists but bar
    > > doesn't?
    > "bar:sheesh" cannot exist without "bar"; "bar"
    > will simply be null (empty) in this case, but will
    > be there nonetheless.

    Bingo! So there I am, saying rename("foo:sheesh", "bar:sheesh");
    Look, mommy - I've got this strange "bar" thing I wasn't asking for!
    That's precisely the same problem that started this subthread - weird side
    effects on the namespace. I can tell you that it is a fucking hell to deal
    with. BTDT.

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