Specification for per directory settings

Patryk Zawadzki patrys at pld-linux.org
Thu Aug 21 09:19:37 PDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 5:12 PM, Adrien BUSTANY <madcat at mymadcat.com> wrote:
> OK, let's forget the read only media for now then...
> The only downside I see with hidden files is the following usecase :
> Tom uses windows, and gives his usb key to Sally
> Sally plugs the usb key into her linux system, and changes some sorting
> properties. The file manager creates a .directory (or whatever it's called)
> file on the usb key.
> When Tom gets the usb key back, he sees lot of dot files, and doesn't know
> what they're about.
> I don't know if dot files are automatically marked as "hidden" in the FAT
> sense when using a FAT fs on Linux... How do we address that ?

There is a hidden attribute that should be used on filesystems that
support it :)

Patryk Zawadzki

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