Karl (supersat) wrote in supersat_tech,

I might be smited for this but...

Why has there been no effort to get NTFS to work well in Linux? NTFS's permissions system is a lot more advanced than traditional unix permissions, so I think it'd be easy to store unix permissions in NTFS and even have that translate to the proper permissions in Windows. It's probably not ideal for servers or hardcore Linux users, but it's perfect for people who dual-boot into Linux occasionally.

If there is a reliable way to get NTFS to work in Linux with permissions intact, I'd like to know about it.
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  1. NTFS isn't documented, I think.
  2. Anyone who had the skill/knowledge to reverse-engineer NTFS and write the Linux code for it probably
    1. hates Windows
    2. has better things to work on.

Someone will do it eventually, but it's likely it'll be sponsored by a company that wants it and not by an enthusiast.