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RE: maildir file names illegal on cygwin?
- From: "Tony Arnold" <tony dot arnold at man dot ac dot uk>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 17:45:03 +0100
- Subject: RE: maildir file names illegal on cygwin?
- Organization: University of Manchester
> On NTFS a file can contain multiple data streams. The syntax
> for a secondary stream is <filename>:<streamname>. However,
> not all windows apps understand the syntax.
> For example, try the following in a DOS or CMD box:
> copy <some-text-file> example
> type <another-text-file> > example:subfile
> more < example
> more < example:subfile
It seems to work for many Cygwin apps too. Try vi example:subfile, for
It's a curious feature, but I've yet to figure out what one would use it
Tony Arnold, Deputy to the Head of COS Division, Manchester Computing,
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