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Re: cygpath bug?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Shankar Unni <shankar at cotagesoft dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 13:11:20 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: cygpath bug?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 13 Jun 2003, Shankar Unni wrote:
> BB wrote:
> > Shouldn't GetShortPathName() == 0 always cause the get_short_name()
> > function to fail?
> I would sincerely hope not. I see no reason why cygpath conversion has
> to be tied to the existence of files. We often need to use cygpath to
> convert between formats for files which we are about to create.
> notepad `cygpath -d "/cygdrive/c/some nonexistent file.txt"`
> will make notepad create that file for me.
Also note that on some filesystems there *is* no short name (and we may
not get ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER for filenames <67 bytes in length).
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