On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> This raises the interesting possibility of being able to refer to
> things like removable media directly, instead of the device the media
> is inserted in.
> The Amiga was doing this years ago. You could access floppy drives
> as, E.G. df0:, df1:, etc, but if you formatted a volume and called it
> foobar, you could access foobar: no matter which floppy drive you put
> it in to.
Isn't this possible in /etc/fstab already? Standard redhat-installs seem
to put in the labels of the volume instead of referring to the device.
> Also, Plan 9 does similar interesting things - you can do the
> equivilent of:
> ls /internet/websites/kernel.org/
> and treat the website as a filesystem.
Wouldn't you just need a filesystem driver for this? I don't know that
it's a good idea, though ;)
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