Re: 2.4.11: mount flag noexec still broken for VFAT partition

From: Peter Bornemann (
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 14:18:16 EST

> Yes I cannot really execute them (or some Linux executable if I copy it
> there). I didn't verify it earlier. Anyway I better liked behaviour of 2.2
> kernels and also 2.4 kernels up to rather recent time when
> 'ls -l' listed files as not executable (the same with mc)

Somebody on this list posted a rather clean solution: there is a
"showexec"-flag for MS-filesystems, which shows only files .exe, .com or
.bat extensions as executable. This is a better thing than to play with
umask I think. Umask will give problems with wine and (maybe) dosemu.

Best wishes

Peter B

Microsoft is not the solution, it is the problem.

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