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Re: Coreutils enhancement: ls: add colorization of mountpoints

From: Dragan Simic
Subject: Re: Coreutils enhancement: ls: add colorization of mountpoints
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2023 23:59:02 +0200

On 2023-10-16 23:50, Parke wrote:

Hello! :)

I am contemplating extending ls so that mountpoints can be colorized
(via LS_COLORS).

If I implement this change, I would be happy to contribute it to
Coreutils, if the maintainers want this change.

My use case:  I want to be able to quickly distinguish Btrfs
subvolumes (and ZFS datasets) from plain directories.

I'm hoping that a mountpoint can be detected by comparing the st_dev
fields returned by calling stat() on a directory and on that
directory's parent.

Wouldn't that actually introduce a significant performance overhead?

There are some related choices:  Should non-directory mounts also be
colorable?  Should mount colors be subdivided as directories are,
namely: based on the sticky-bit and the other-writable-bit.

Comments welcome.

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