storing symlink in extended attribute (on ntfs)

Earnie Boyd
Thu May 10 07:29:00 GMT 2001

egor duda wrote:
> >>
> >> turn ntea "on" before running.
> EB> If this is a requirement for your patch then it isn't a viable solution.
> no, it's not requirement. i.e., it's possible to store symlinks in EA
> but don't store file modes (which is currently ntea's effect).


> actually, what's wrong with ntea? it creates huge undeletable file on
> fat? i suppose to make my patch working only on ntfs partitions, so i
> think we won't see eadata files again.

Yes, the huge undeletable file on fat.  Note that diskette is fat.  Yes,
we don't need to see those eadata files.


Do You Yahoo!?
Get your free address at

More information about the Cygwin-developers mailing list