FUSE needs a way to set "hints" for file-management

nf2 nf2 at scheinwelt.at
Mon Jul 9 05:59:24 PDT 2007

Hi all,

I think it would be quite useful to be able to attach key/value "hints" 
for desktop file-management to FUSE-mounts. Such "hints" are required by 
file-managers to decide on creating ".Trash" or rendering preview. 
Sometimes you want a FUSE-mount to be treated like a local drive, and in 
many cases you don't:


There has been some discussion on this issue here:


I wonder where/how such meta-information could be stored/retrieved...

* mtab
* config-files in $HOME/.config
* /proc
* getxattr


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