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Andreas Winter wrote: > Hello, > > we run a CVSNT-Client on Windows-2000 and XP (2.0.58d) using a > Standard-CVS Server on Linux. > > Whenever a file is produced from the CVSNT-Client > (checkout/update/export) this file has so called Extended-Attributes > which are only defined in NTFS. These EAs are not set prior checkin by > us. These EAs are not visible using Explorer and we dont know the > meaning of it. The effect is that such files can not be copied into our > samba fileserver. It creates an empty file on the target dir but stops That sounds more like a problem with your samba configuration - samba supports EAs (it'll even map them directly to Linux EAs if configured to do so - set 'ea support = yes' in your smb.conf) and copies them around quite easily. EAs on NT are used for lots of things - some AV uses it to mark scanned files, for example, and every file on XP has them by default (right click, properties, select 'summary' - this is all EA). > The question is - is that a bug or a feature of CVSNT? It's a feature - it holds the unix compatible bits of the file, so you don't lose them when you edit on NT (it also happens to be readable by cygwin when required). cvsnt is going to use them a lot more in the future (since they offer some nice advantages on systems that support them) so it's best to get them working rather than disable them. Tony