cvs via Cygwin (W98) to FAT to Linux - permissions

Robert Collins
Wed Jun 27 18:36:00 GMT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Faylor [ ]
> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:53 AM
> To:
> 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.
> cgf

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
write :}

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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