Re: Re[2]: ANN: NTFS 2.0.1 for kernel 2.5.7 released

Anton Altaparmakov (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 13:56:11 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Nerijus Baliunas wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 12:57:07 +0000 (GMT) Anton Altaparmakov <> wrote:
> AA> > To have all files executable breaks stuff like:
> AA> > midnight commander (won't open executable files)
> AA>
> AA> Ouch, that is plain stupid... mc should be fixed. I open executables all
> AA> the time and mc should automatically fire up a hexeditor.
> You probably misunderstood the problem - I cannot enter archive files (.tgz, .zip)
> in mc if these files are marked as executable - mc just tries to execute them.

Ah, that is a bad thing. (I don't use mc as you may have guessed...)

> AA> I guess if more people complain I can change the default fmask to be 0177
> AA> instead of 0077 but I want to see more complaints first. I personally find
> AA> the being able to execute behaviour better as I run things off the ntfs
> AA> partitions...
> People using Linux usually keep data files on fat and ntfs permissions, not
> executables (IMHO).

Depends what you are doing and whether you use wine or not... I have no
idea what the percentages are...

Best regards,


Anton Altaparmakov <aia21 at> (replace at with @)
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