archive bit in xattr possible/exist?

David Orman orman at
Tue Jul 2 09:52:03 GMT 2002

I know it is possible to use "map archive" to keep track of archive
bits, but this is not very useful if you have real UNIX users.  I.e. I
can't have samba arbitrarily playing with the execute bits.

Does anyone know of any attempted implementation of archive bits through
extended attributes?  This would probably need a VFS layer, to get and
set them appropriately.

If no one has looked into this is there a better/different way of
tracking archive bits?

David Orman
Network Administrator
ISU Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

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