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Re: creation time as Hurd extension?

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: creation time as Hurd extension?
Date: 18 Jul 2003 21:31:03 +0200
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Farid Hajji <farid.hajji@ob.kamp.net> writes:

> > > what about having the creation time of a file as an Hurd extension, which 
> > > is
> > > maintained across copies, like the author?
> > 
> > It seems far more useful than the author bits.
> Why restricting meta data to a fixed set of attributes?
> I've read about a (user-)extensible meta-data scheme some
> years ago in a paper. Unfortunately, I didn't copy that or
> its reference (arghhh) back then, and I can't find it now :(

One reason for this restriction I can think of is that the filesystems
currently available in GNU/Hurd have such restrictions.

Tar (POSIX tar, not GNU tar) already supports this.


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