MC and snapshots

Daniel Staal DStaal at
Fri Jul 29 20:14:10 UTC 2011

On Fri, July 29, 2011 2:26 pm, Dick Hoogendijk wrote:
> Can one of you tell me why it is not possible to browse .zfs directories
> (from snapshots) with midnight commander? I'm running FreeBSD-8.2 w/ mc
> from ports.
> Manually switching to .zfs and it's subdirectories does show the
> snapshotted files, but I would like to be able to browse them (its so
> much easier).

I know that the snapshots aren't mounted by default.  (And are
mounted/unmounted on the fly if needed.)  That's probably part of it, at

Have you tried setting the 'snapdir' property to 'visible'?  I don't know
that would help, but it'd be worth trying.

Daniel T. Staal

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