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Re: Cygwin and x: directory
- From: Adam Dinwoodie <adam at dinwoodie dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:29 +0100
- Subject: Re: Cygwin and x: directory
- References: <0D835E9B9CD07F40A48423F80D3B5A7021D8E0FC at USA7109MB022 dot na dot xerox dot net> <20130715104018 dot GB18483 at calimero dot vinschen dot de>
On 15 July 2013 11:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 12 20:09, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
>> IMHO, this makes an interesting problem (unrelated to git):
>> Shell script prompts user for file name.
>> User enters "x:".
>> Script proceeds as follows:
>> $ mkdir tmpdir
>> $ touch tmpdir/x:
>> $ # useful work done here
>> $ rm -r tmpdir
>> rm: cannot remove `tmpdir/x:': No such file or directory
>> rm: cannot remove `tmpdir': Directory not empty
> That's a problem of how recursive rm works. It chdir's into
> the subdirs it's working on and then calls "x:" which is recognized
> as drive prefix of a windows path. `rm ./x:' works as expected.
Does that mean this is a bug in Cygwin rm that ought to be fixed
(subject to SHTDI), or that it's a limitation of Cygwin rm for which
the cure looks to be worse than the symptoms?
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