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SubjectRe: Versioning File Systems?
On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, Kent Borg wrote:

> I just read an article mentioned on Slashdot,
> <http://www.sigmaxi.org/amsci/Issues/Comsci02/Compsci2002-05.html>.
>
> It is a fascinating short summary of the history of hard disks (they
> still use the same fundamental design as the very first one) and an
> update on current technology (disks are no longer aluminum). It also
> looks at today's 120 gigabyte disk and muses over the question of how
> we might ever put an imagined 120 terabyte disk to use. And the got
> me thinking various thoughts, one turns into a question for this list:
> It there any work going on to make a versioning file system?
>
> I remember in VMS that I could accumulate "myfile.txt;1",
> "myfilw.txt;2", etc., until the local admin got pissed at me for using
> up all the disk space with my several megabytes of redundant files.

I seem to remember that some CD filesystem does that, and you can see
the versions with Linux if you mount with the right options.

--
bill davidsen <davidsen@tmr.com>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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