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Re: 3 bugs
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: Re: 3 bugs
- From: Benjamin Riefenstahl <benny at crocodial dot de>
- Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 15:58:44 +0200
- CC: Paul Sokolovsky <paul-ml at is dot lg dot ua>
- Organization: Crocodial Communications EntwicklungsGmbH
- References: <38FD8878.87CE1817@crocodial.de> <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paul Sokolovsky wrote:
> Nice feature and fully answers original question. I'll try to
> comment why it's hardly usable to make cygwin less fastidious about
Making cygwin use this syntax in all cases is not something that would
be usefull for me. I need my files to be accessible with regular
Windows tools without special syntax tricks. Otherwise I could just
switch to Linux and forget about all those compatibility issues once and
So I was only suggesting this as a solution for people that somehow have
managed to create those files and want to get rid of them.
> - it works only with nt, not 9x
I don't remember if there was a solution for Win9x, you may want to
search the list archives. IIRC the discussion was about files called
> - it requires full path
Not a problem for me (s.a.).
> - it doesn't allow too much, e.g. it lets that dot at the end, but
> not filename containing ':' or '*' .
Does the file system driver allow you to create these kind of files
somehow like it does for "t." or "aux.c"? I would doubt that.
so long, benny
Benjamin Riefenstahl (email@example.com)
ISION Internet AG
Ruhrstr. 61, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany
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