On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 04:18:41PM +0100, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> Doesn't that count as bad design overloading a data field like that? For
yes. particularly since files are marked executable with the mode bits,
not something in the filename.
> all the same reasons that file extensions on windows are bad. A much
> better, and cleaner idea is to store metadata about the file like on
unix already had metadata if you think about it. the mode bits.
and some unix fs's expand on that with compress, acls, unchangable, etc.
of course it's not standardised in any way, but there ya go.
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