[Haifux] Simulated permissions on VFAT

Ohad Lutzky ohad at lutzky.net
Wed Feb 6 23:28:02 MSK 2008

Looking for a simpler solution (although UMSDOS, upon re-reading,
seems to do exactly what I wanted, but is discontinued), here's an
alternative problem to solve: What I *REALLY* want to do is use my DoK
to synchronize two computers, when one of them has very poor upstream
(otherwise I'd use the excellent unison over the net). I already
currently do this using unison, but I lose permissions, which is a
One solution would be to save my files onto the DoK in archived form,
something along the lines of this:

tar jcvf sync.tar.bz2 files_to_sync/
rsync sync.tar.bz2 /media/DoK/sync.tar.bz2

rsync /media/DoK/sync.tar.bz2 sync.tar.bz2
tar jxvf sync.tar.bz2

However, this would be very slow, even without compression. Any ideas
on how to make it faster?

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only
animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and
what they ought to be.
 - William Hazlitt

Ohad Lutzky

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