What I'd like in a file system
gsechan at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 7 15:18:25 PST 2006
>From: Stewart Stremler <bofh at stremler.net>
>begin quoting Gabriel Sechan as of Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 04:53:43PM -0600:
> > The advantage isn't to the guy writing a web browser. Its to all the
> > apps. If the network is now a filesystem, you can write to the network
> > from any app that can write to a file. Emacs, vi, cat, etc would all be
> > able to write to/read from the network. Basicly, your app would become
> > network aware for 0 lines of code.
>Perhaps a workaround could be built with netcat and named pipes?
Quite possibly- nc is a cool little project. But this seems to be
something you should get by default. You don't need to set up named pipes
and special programs to get a file over SAMBA or NFS, just setup the FS
level drivers. Same should be true for other network connections.
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