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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 09:47:46PM +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
    > Jeremy Allison wrote:
    > > > I meant when I copy not using Samba. For example, I copy the .doc
    > > > file in Windows NT to an FTP server.
    > > >
    > > > Does the FTP operation magically linearise the .doc streams on demand?
    > > > Or does FTP lose part of the Word document?
    > >
    > > Good question. It depends if the Microsoft ftp client is streams-aware,
    > > and understands the Microsoft OLE structured storage format and will do
    > > the linearisation on demand or not. I must confess I haven't tested this,
    > > as I don't ever run Windows other than on vmware sessions for Samba testing
    > > these days :-).
    > >
    > > Probably a non-Microsoft ftp client would lose part of the word doc.
    >
    > So you're saying SCP, CVS, Subversion, Bitkeeper, Apache and rsyncd
    > will _all_ lose part of a Word document when they handle it on a
    > Window box?
    >
    > Ouch!

    Yep. It's the meta data that Word stores in streams that will get lost.

    Jeremy.
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