|a working XFS driver for Windows
||[Apr. 28th, 2016|11:51 pm]
When you are looking for a driver of XFS, a well-known filesystem for Unix, for the Windows operation system, Linux forums leave the bitter word “impossible” in your heart. If you end up here for the same reason, I have good and bad news for you. The good news is, there is a XFS driver for Windows by Crossmeta/Pavitrasoft. Yes, it works despite what you read on the web. The bad news is, it works with old versions of XFS only. I guess this is a stumbling point for many users. Another obstacle is the absence of reasonable documentation for the driver and the presence of outdated skimpy tutorials. This is true even for the official manual. No wonder users feels frustrated.
This manual expects you to know basic commands and command-line shells of Linux and Windows, for example, how to view contents of a directory.
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Actually, this task turned out to be easy in contrast to what I was preparing for. In its current state, the driver is not as useful as it can be. I believe that Crossmeta programmers are able to upgrade their driver so it will support the newest version of XFS, but, unfortunately, I was not able to reach them.