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Old 11-25-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Question Advanced file attributes on file systems other than ext2 or ext3

Hi everyone,
I just read here that the only file systems that allow advanced file attributes are ext2 and ext3. I haven't used other file systems so I can't really say whether that is true or not based on my own experience.
What has been your experience? Thanks in advance.
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Windows has a different file attrubution type system. It's NTFS or fat32.
Looking at the extention on this Windows partition it is as so-
/dev/sda2   *     7438095   293543077   143052491+   7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
It could very well be that Linux files are the only files that allow advanced file attributes in regard to the ext2 and ext3 journaling file systems- That's been my experience with Linux anyway:-

I have never looked into the Mac (Apple Operating System) Apple/Mac might have an advanced file attribute type but I am not sure.
See the last link-

If you have the time do a litle research on advanced file attribution and see what Google provides you with-

Hope that helps-


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