Re: ext2fs: Compression flag...

Peter Moulder (
19 May 1997 11:02:04 +1000

Jeff Epler <> writes:

> On Sat, May 17, 1997 at 10:13:36AM +0000, wrote:
> > Can someone please point me to the ext2fs development group as I wish
> > to ask about the compression attribute (check the man page on
> > "chattr"). From what I have seen this is not supported as of 2.1.35
> > (so I'm a little behind on the latest version).
> There's a [modification to] the ext2 filesystem which supports compression at

To answer your other question, the compression flag is indeed inherited
from the parent directory when new files or directories are created,
when using the above patch.