Nothing like Getright? (was Re: kernel -2.4.10/11 and vfat)

jerry jdinardo at
Fri Oct 12 07:39:22 PDT 2001

> For what it's worth, I've had this situation - vfat files having exec 
> permissons - on every single Linux installation I've done. That includes most 

> Redhat versions since 5.0, several versions of Mandrake, and various LFS 
> builds. Certainly, it's nothing unusual about this kernel version.
I do not think that fat or vfat has the concept of permission bits so the
fs is probably just saving  you some trouble if you have created or
copied an elf file to a vfat partition. Bash will then at least try to
execute and let the kernel decide if it is really executable.
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