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Re: extended attributes



On Thu, 2006-05-04 at 20:23 +1000, Russell Strong wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've found that when I edit a file with vi or gedit I lose all of the 
> user extended attributes associated with that file.  A stat reveals that 
> the inode number has changed.  Is this the reason why I'm losing the 
> extended attributes?  Is vi and gedit creating a new file?  Is it easy 
> to change this behaviour?
> 
> thanks,
> Russell
I don't know for sure but that makes sense to me. When vi is used, at
least, a temporary copy of the file is created to be edited. It would
not surprise me that when you save the file a new file with a new inode
is created.
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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