LXF 177, P74 :
Neil Bothwick wrote "Files in NTFS can only be written to safely if the file already exists and the new file is the same length as the old one".
Well, I often read/write to NTFS from Linux, so I was alarmed; thought it was OK these days. But he then goes on to say that it's OK with Fuse. Seems that Fuse is a driver which is not within the Linux kernel. I don't really care if it is in the kernal or not, so what a relief. A bit misleading and alarming, that first statement. I do indeed have references to ntfs-3g in my fstab.
He goes on to say that NTFS was developed for Windows NT. Technically true, but he could have said it was (I understand) merely an incremental improvement of HPFS [High performance FS] which was delevoped for OS/2.
Unsolved mysteries of the Universe, No 13 :-
How many remakes of Anna Karenina does the World need?