Re: ANN: NTFS 2.0.1 for kernel 2.5.7 released

Grogan (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 13:09:46 -0500

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002 20:08:30 +0000
Anton Altaparmakov <> wrote:

> Hi,
> NTFS 2.0.1 for kernel 2.5.7 is now available. This is a minor update,
> mainly to allow binaries to be executed by changing the default permissions
> on files to include the executable bit. This feature has often been
> requested by wine users so here it is. (-:

I thought that was a pretty good change, making the default permissions executable. After all, that's how FAT filesystems are mounted by default. I often wondered about that, -r-------- for regular files on the mounted NTFS volume.

I'm not at all interested in WINE (no desire to run Windows programs in Linux, I love the software I have) but I do sometimes store things on microsoft partitions and it's useful to be able to run an install script in place rather than copying the files and setting +x (e.g. Star Office installer .bin files)

By the way, I did try this new driver yesterday and did not experience any problems with it. I'm using this kernel right now. Behaviour as expected. I don't know what version of mc they are talking about, but in my version of mc ("The Midnight Commander 4.5.51") I can use the view command on any file on the NTFS partition without it trying to execute the file. The files are all showing in green, with the asterisk.

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