Wine, samba, and xattrs

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Sep 8 14:33:58 MDT 2009

[resent from right email address]

Wine is finally getting around to supporting the DOS hidden, system,
and archive file attributes.  A draft patch is at
It follows the convention used by samba3 for encoding these
DOS attributes in unix extended attributes.

Question: does it follow the conventions closely enough?
In particular, it doesn't encode readonly or directory
attributes in the xattr, nor does it create an xattr for
files with the default attribute (archive).
And it doesn't support the encoding used by samba4 at all yet.
Is that ok for now?

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