Re: all files are executable in vfat

Padraig Brady (
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 18:37:22 +0100

Alexander Viro wrote:

>On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
>Umm... That makes sense.

Would make things more complicated though?
Maybe by default (v)fat permissions should be
a+x on directories and a-x on files. But then
you can't execute any files on (v)fat partitions,
which is equivalent to the noexec option, so I'm
guessing the noexec option was previously overloaded to
do a-x on files so this would be explicit? Maybe
is would be better to put back the old logic? :-)


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