[RndTbl] Advanced file systems

Sean A. Walberg sean at ertw.com
Tue Jan 4 14:34:16 CST 2005

VMS' file system has versioning.  You'd get a file name like "login.com;1" 
for the first version, and so forth.

Not sure about metadata.  ISTR that "files" could be more than just your 
usual flat file or executable -- variable and fixed length records were 
intrinsic file types.  There was also a lot of information stored in the 
metadata, whether or not it is extensible is a mystery to me.

If you do find a linux file system that supports versioning I'd like to 
hear about it, since I'd find it handy in some cases.


On Tue, 4 Jan 2005, John Lange wrote:

> Hello List.
> Does anyone know of a file system that supports dynamic meta-data and
> file versioning?
> By meta-data, I mean information about the file. Typically this would be
> things like created/modified date, etc. but I would like to be able to
> store other meta-data, perhaps things like "customer id" etc.
> By versioning, I mean, when a file is modified or deleted the previous
> version is automatically saved.
> I would like this to be a file system available under Linux but I am
> curious to hear of any file systems that are like this.
> Regards,

Sean A. Walberg <sean at ertw.com>                    http://www.ertw.com 

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