Mail Archives: cygwin-developers/1998/10/06/09:53:45

From: jeffdbREMOVETHIS AT goodnet DOT com (jeffdb)
Subject: Some Ideas
6 Oct 1998 09:53:45 -0700 :
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I don't know about the practicality of these
on NT, but what about

having the .dll read/write \ea data.sf directly
from stat/fstat to provide file level security for 
fat/fat32 on both NT and 9x (would NT allow this?)

using the hidden attribute instead of the system
attribute for links, to avoid cmd.exe/ 
trying to execute them.

using the system attribute for executables
ie chmod +x setting the system attribute for
shell scripts should allow fewer/no opens to check
for #!.

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