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

Joachim Breuer (
Sat, 30 Mar 2002 11:34:47 +0100

Nerijus Baliunas <> writes:

> On Fri, 29 Mar 2002 12:57:07 +0000 (GMT) Anton Altaparmakov <> wrote:
> [...] Discussion about default fmask, mc, being able to run in place
> snipped
> People using Linux usually keep data files on fat and ntfs permissions, not
> executables (IMHO).

For the sake of another vote: Yes, I do use NTFS primarily for data
storage, and No, I don't like gratuitous x-bits. Not *at all*. Not
because I work with some specific software that should be "fixed", but
because I think it is quite b0rken to flag "executable" in the general

What I would like to see (probably exists somewhere) is a (userland)
tool which can fire up an exec image residing in a readable (not
executable) file - that would take care of the "star office
installation" case, as well. If said tool was called "run" it would
have all semantics intuitively expected by me.

But even without "run" I'd be very much happier with x off by default
- those who want it should turn it on using mount -o fmask, not the
other way around.

Just my opinion.

So long,

"I use emacs, which might be thought of as a thermonuclear
 word processor."
-- Neal Stephenson, "In the beginning... was the command line"
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