`map archive' on msdos partitions under linux

Geoff Short geoff at kipper.york.ac.uk
Fri Jan 8 14:05:33 GMT 1999

I'm interested in using Samba on a linux boot floppy to export a filesystem
to be backed up over the network.  My windows backup software uses the dos
archive bit on the files, and Samba can map this to the execute bit on
native filesystems.

However, the linux msdos filesystem driver doesn't have a similar mode,
although some of the functionality is present in the `showexec' option.
Has anyone got a patch to make linux read the archive bit?  Or a better
way of doing what I want to?


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