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Re: WinXP compressed dirs will work?

Christopher Faylor schrieb:

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 10:33:43AM +0200, Reini Urban wrote:

Larry Hall schrieb:

At 05:01 PM 9/13/2004, you wrote:

If i compress a dir in the home directory using WinXP native compressing,
will it work with cygwin???

Yes. Compression is taken care of by Windows at a very low level. Cygwin is a layer over Windows. Cygwin will never know the difference.

BTW: Wouldn't that be wanted? I think of something like chattr, applied to NTFS.

Now that we have chattr in e2fsprogs, wouldn't that be a wanted
addition to recognize NTFS also, for chattr and lsattr.  Otherwise it's
another e2fsprogs nameclash.  Because I cannot think of a better name
to modify the NTFS index and compression flags, and in the future for
the extended WinFS capabilities.

chattr [+-]c would be quite easy to add.
SamRobb, Do you knwo if tytso thought about that?  Anyway, I filed a
RFE at For the other flags I don't know the WinAPI that good.

I don't understand why you would expect something called e2fsprogs to
manipulate NTFS file systems.

I might expect something called lsattr and chattr to work with the current filesystem. regardless if it's in a e2fsprogs package or somewhere else.

It works with ext3, debugfs, reiserfs and other filesystems also, not only ext2.
Reini Urban

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