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Explorer: Show which directories are mountpoints #579

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NeoBeum opened this Issue Oct 25, 2016 · 16 comments

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NeoBeum commented Oct 25, 2016

Can the explorer detect linked directories on External?

Internal to External
External to Internal

Like on Device Root "/" directories appear as chainlink

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d4rken commented Oct 25, 2016

Yes, the Explorer should be able to detect symlinks independent of location.
Note though that most external storages whether emulated or physical don't support symlinking.

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NeoBeum commented Oct 26, 2016

Ah, OK.

Binding is different then? I'm using another app to bind directories from Internal to External SD

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d4rken commented Oct 26, 2016

I don't know if it is different. There is no procedure in linux called "binding" afaik.
"Binding" is likely just a name the app author has choosen.

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NeoBeum commented Oct 26, 2016

It has something to do with FUSE, because on the XPeria phones Sony has disabled SD Storage mounting as Internal storage. If I turn the SD in to a EXT4 partition, the phone won't see it as extra storage. I don't know much about it, so I just use Apps2SD to handle it all.

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d4rken commented Oct 26, 2016

Then "binding" likely means "mounting" in that apps context. Currently SD Maid does not mark folders in the Explorer that are mountpoints but that information is available to SD Maid.

Do you want SD Maid to display in the explorer if a directory is a mountpoint?

FUSE, refers to Filesystem in Userspace, see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_in_Userspace

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NeoBeum commented Oct 26, 2016

It would be useful I think

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NeoBeum commented Oct 26, 2016

So on scanning system and cleanup you can see which directories to pin

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d4rken commented Oct 26, 2016

So on scanning system and cleanup you can see which directories to pin

What do you mean by that?

@d4rken d4rken changed the title from Explorer: Able to display visual indication of linked directories on External? to Explorer: Show which directories are mountpoints Oct 26, 2016

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NeoBeum commented Oct 27, 2016

When SD Maid does system and app cleaning, you can see which empty directories are linked so that if you forget which directories are linked, you can Pin it so SD Maid can ignore and not delete

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d4rken commented Oct 27, 2016

Neither tool should (or should be able to) delete mountpoints though, did that happen?

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d4rken commented Oct 28, 2016

Got a good idea how we could highlight the "mountpoint" status of a folder in the explorer?

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NeoBeum commented Oct 28, 2016

I was going to suggest the eject icon. But that might get confusing.. I'll think of something when I get home

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d4rken commented Oct 29, 2016

@d4rken d4rken closed this Oct 29, 2016

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d4rken commented Oct 29, 2016

It can be deactivated by disabling "Research owner" in the tools settings.

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NeoBeum commented Nov 6, 2016

Does disabling or assigning an owner let SD Maid know that it is a mount directory? Theres a few directories on the SD card that were mounted, but the SD Card icon isn't displayed

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d4rken commented Nov 6, 2016

No it's just grouped under the same option for on/off toggeling. The mount information comes directly from the system (shell: mount).

Can you show me an example of something that should have a sdcard icon, but doesn't?

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