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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
At 05:44 15/08/2000, Alexander Viro wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Aug 2000, Mo McKinlay wrote:
> > # I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that any solution which does *not*
> > # allow an opendir() on it is just terminally broken.
> >
> > No no no!
> >
> > Directories can have streams as well as files.
>So how the fuck does one access the streams on NTFS root? On NT, that is.

That's conceptually self-evident once you are aware of the NTFS concepts I
have outlined in my post to lkml entitled: NTFS primer - was: Re: NTFS-like
streams? (Al, I cc-ed that particular post to you).

From there it follows that you do the following:

C:\> echo strange_data_here > \:my_stream_name

You can then do

C:\> dir \

and you will see that your data / streamname have disappeared somewhere but
you get the data back when you do:

C:\> cat \:my_stream_name

That's all. (-:

>And how, BTW, are hardlinks implemented if the description of MFT entry
>given upthread was correct (it included "name" field)?

Unfortunately it was incorrect (if only by being incomplete and without
explanations). - Hardlinks are implemented as I described in above
mentioned post.


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