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Re: Okay, that's too much now!

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 11:05 AM, Glenn English <ghe@slsware.net> wrote:
> I must be missing something. Why would anybody need to read/write files in the format of another OS?
> I have Macs and Linux. Whenever I want to transfer something around the house, I use SCP. Around the country, it's usually an email attachment or rsync over SSH. I've never even thought of pulling a disk out of one machine to read it on another. Not since the floppy days, anyway.
> What have I overlooked? Why does that capability even exist on an OS? Reformatted thumb drives?

You might have a multi-boot system, i.e., several OSes installed, and
when you boot into one of your linux OSes you might want to read
everything else on any disk.

(I think there are other cases as well, but more complex.)


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