cvs via Cygwin (W98) to FAT to Linux - permissions
Wed Jun 27 18:36:00 GMT 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:53 AM
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> Subject: Re: cvs via Cygwin (W98) to FAT to Linux - permissions
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 04:00:12PM -0700, Steve Jorgensen wrote:
> >I have a system with a wireless NIC that has not Linux
> support, so I want
> >to use cvs from Cygwin on Windows 98 to get files to the FAT
> volume, then
> >reboot to Linux and copy the files. I only need to deal
> with check-out,
> >not check-in It would be nice if there were some way to
> keep track of the
> >file permissions in this process. Of course, UMSDOS support
> under Cygwin
> >would take care of everything in both directions, but I'm
> thinking that's a
> >very big hammer for a very small problem, and I doubt anyone
> is chomping at
> >the bit to implement UMSDOS under Cygwin.
> I actually think that UMSDOS support for cygwin would be a
> pretty nifty thing
> to implement. I would love to see someone implement this.
Implementing UMSDOS could be done two ways (there may be others)
1) cygwin directly translating the UMSDOS information and making it
available to cygwin programs.
2) a IFS driver that can translate UMSDOS into the win32 namespace.
Now 1) shouldn't be too hard. But 2) while a lot harder, would have
significant benefits... NFS drivers etc would be technically similar to
However I don't have AU$6000.00 hanging around to buy the MS DDK for a
hobby. And there is no full opensource DDK for win32 at the moment. A
project to develop such a thing could probably piggy back on ReactOS,
which is coming along at a great rate of knots (they have TCP/IP now).
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