Re: octal permissions

On Mon, 2007-09-10 at 20:44 +0200, Dr. Michael Luthardt wrote:
> Alexander Larsson schrieb am 10.09.2007:
> ----------<snip>-----------
> > That is weird. I can see that too. Its not supposed to do that, and
> it
> > didn't before. Probably something broke horribly. :)
> Oh, it turns out this is due to the added access stuff to
> GnomeVFSFilePermissions. I'm commiting some code to filter that out.
> ----------<snip>-----------
> Fine, this sheds some light on it.
> The 6/7 digits permissions aren't nothing new at least in
> ubuntu-gnome. They are there as long as I use unbuntu, that's from
> 2005 or 2004.
> Does this mean that gnome uses an VFS above say, ext3, even on local
> partitions? Can you give me a link to read something about? 

It uses gnome-vfs. There are some docs at:

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