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Accessing filenames with different charsets
- From: Ville Herva <vherva at niksula dot hut dot fi>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 11:58:51 +0300
- Subject: Accessing filenames with different charsets
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com, v at iki dot fi
Sorry if this has already been discussed, but I couldn't find it in the
archive nor in the FAQ...
If I have a file name with Russian characters in it, cygwin is unable to
(Russian characters are shown as '?' in directory listing, but ls does find
If I try to access it, however, open fails:
> touch *
touch: '????.TEST': no such file or directory
same deal with less, cp, rm, rsync etc.
On NT4 and W2k, the same happens even with the euro character ('¤') - on XP
it works, but russian chars (among other, I guess) fail. On XP I have the
newest cygwin.dll, so that can make difference as well.
BTW: dir /x show an interesting short name for the file: F305~1.TES, cygpath
-w -s doesn't shown anything.
So is it possible to access these files (I'd like to be able to backup the
workstation via cygwin tools), or is the problem fundamental?
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