Subject: Re: Unix Metadata on top of an MS-DOS Filesystem
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/02/2005 07:12:17
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On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 12:03:29PM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> I want to store my ssh keys, gpg keyring, and various other files
> on a USB flash device. I'd like to have it look just like FFS (with
> appropriate permissions, etc.) when mounted on a BSD box, but I'd
> also like to be able to access these files from a Windows box in an
> emergency.
> Is there anything for MS-DOS systems along the lines of Rock Ridge for
> ISO 9660 filesystems that would let me use an MS-DOS filesystem under
> Unix as if it were a Unix filesystem with the usual metadata, links,
> etc., but actually store everything on an MS-DOS filesystem?
> Failing that, I'm open to other suggestions. My only other idea at
> the moment is to divide the USB flash memory into two partitions and
> regularly copy the Unix stuff to the DOS partition.

Linux has UMSDOS which I think is what you want.  It will take some
porting, though.

Quentin Garnier - -
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.

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