[nSLUG] Re: Thumbdrive filenames problem)
mspencer at tallships.ca
Sat Aug 22 21:20:48 ADT 2015
Joel Maxuel wrote:
> vfat is Windows' long file name solution to fat16, so the behaviour
> noticed is as expected (filenames are not case sensitive, has no
> idea on how do deal with symlinks).
I think I should have known this -- even did know it -- but just never
thought of it before because I'd only used thumb drives for
sneakernet. Thank you for the mental prod and confirmation.
> There are two ideas I can think of to get around this limitation:
> 1. Format the stick ext2 (or ext4 without journaling)
I think that's the one for this purpose: backup of ~/* and possibly
some other data chunks, to be referenced on a Linux host if something
(or everything) on the main box goes walkies.
> 2. tar the archive to the stick (tar cvvs foo/ > /media/stick/foo.tar)
> and then be forced to view the backup in an archiving tool.
I dislike tar for backups because there's no way (or I've not
discovered a way) to extract /path/to/some/file to ./file without
> All depends on how you want to share the backup.
Probably never an issue. Wouldn't normally allow a complete archive
of my mail etc. to go anywhere one might think of as "away". :-)
> Hope this helps.
Does. Thank you.
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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