MC and snapshots

Dick Hoogendijk dick at
Fri Jul 29 22:07:42 UTC 2011

Op 29-7-2011 22:14, Daniel Staal schreef:
> 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
> least.
> Have you tried setting the 'snapdir' property to 'visible'?  I don't know
> that would help, but it'd be worth trying.
I *can* go to the snapshots and see the files. I even can copy one or 
more of them to the live system. However, the moment I try to do this 
from within Midnight Commander I'm kicked out of the snapshot directory 
right into the root of the live filesystem. That way not able to 
manipulated snapshot files.

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