Rich Mingin (PLUG) on 12 May 2017 23:47:19 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] What's the best way to share a partition between windows and linux in 2017?

Also, sometimes Macs will refuse to read exFat partitions formatted by other OSes; Something to do with the default cluster size, IIRC. If three way compatibility is important, research a bit, or just initially format on a Mac. You get no problems that way.

On Sat, May 13, 2017 at 1:12 AM, PaulNM <> wrote:
I recommend and use exfat for this kind of use. It has the benefit of being writable by Macs as well, without having to pay for software.

One thing to watch out for with exfat, don't use rsync -a. There's some kind of quirk where rsync will end up recopying data that's already there. I've seen different reasons given, but it seems to be related to timestamps and/or permission issues. Not sure why, as other file systems that don't support permissions or as granular timestamps seem to work fine. (Most notably vfat.)

- PaulNM

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