Saturday, September 03, 2016

[utledwlp] Many different filesystems

There are a mind-boggling number of features a filesystem could provide (or not).  Just the tip of the iceberg: file names, directories, permissions, resource forks and metadata, multiple file versions, multiple files with the same name, hard links, symbolic links.

Things become tricky when reading or writing one filesystem with tools designed for another.  This comes to the forefront nowadays with cloud-based network filesystems.

How can we tame the madness?

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