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Re: Sparse file criteria malfunction - binutils produces sparse .exe & .dll files
On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 12:41:18PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>2) In all other details (including restricted characters in filenames),
> Cygwin uses the underlying filesystem's conventions. If we go out of
> our way to be compatible with Linux in this aspect, why not also
> support "aux" as the filename, or support '\' in filenames? The
> argument for not doing the latter was that we don't want to
> disassociate ourselves from the underlying filesystem, IIRC, so why go
> back on it now?
If there was a Windows call which allowed us to easily write, read,
rename, and delete special windows names, cygwin would use it.
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