Re: all files are executable in vfat

From: Nerijus Baliunas (
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 11:15:43 EST

On Tue, 25 Sep 2001 12:09:30 -0400 (EDT) Alexander Viro <> wrote:

AV> > All files are executable in vfat (kernel 2.4.10), although I have
AV> > /dev/hda1 /mnt/c vfat defaults,user,noexec,umask=0,quiet 0 0
AV> > in /etc/fstab. They were not in 2.4.7.
AV> Really? Try to execute a binary from there. cp /bin/ls /mnt/c && /mnt/c/ls

bash: /mnt/c/ls: Permission denied. But:
$ ls -l ls
-rwxrwxrwx 1 nerijus nerijus 45724 Rgs 25 18:12 ls

The problem is, mc sees such files as executables and I cannot view
archives by pressing enter on them, instead mc tries to execute them.
Was this change intentional?


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