Should I anticipate any problems in moving files back and forth between Windows and Linux platforms? Assume I move them through desktop commands (mainly, to cut, copy, paste, rename, and delete files and folders and edit Linux permissions). For example, might contents change because they move even without opening any applications?
I wonder if moving could add a carriage return or a linefeed character to an unopened file; or is that only when opening in an application?
Linux has more file attributes (fortunately). Does that create a problem when moving to Windows or to Linux, other than that permissions are simply forgotten by Win and set to defaults by Linux?
I ask because I have a Win-formatted flash drive and copied a folder of files from a Linux box, and then had Win98SE count the folder's size on the flash. The folder, without compression or Linux-reformatting, was supposedly many times the size of the whole flash drive. Other folders, which originated on Win platforms, kept their normal sizes.
Should I worry? Should I do something special?