[fuse-devel] FUSE needs a way to set "hints" for file-management

Jan Engelhardt jengelh at computergmbh.de
Mon Jul 9 06:49:06 PDT 2007

On Jul 9 2007 14:59, nf2 wrote:
>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

How do desktop environments deal with "regular" filesystems?


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