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RE: Error with managed mount point.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Mark Paulus
> Sent: 16 December 2004 14:32

> >No, they need to be removed.  Windows behavior is to ignore 
> one or more
> >'.'s at the end of a file so we're stuck with that in normal 
> Cygwin-working
> >mode.  I actually haven't delved into the inner workings of 
> the managed 
> >mount option code but if there's going to be a place to hang 
> onto and 
> >translate the trailing '.'s, it would be in this special 
> case code.  Without
> >looking at more than just the patch lines, I'm guessing that 
> the patch you 
> >made (submitted to the Cygwin patches list) to path_conv::check() are
> >going to be in too generic of a spot to be the right thing 
> to do for just
> >managed mount mode, though I could be wrong.  I'll try to 
> find a minute 
> >tonight to comment further.
> I am going to have to disagree with you on this point.  If 
> you are going
> to have a truly managed filesystem, then it needs to handle 
> all characters,
> and not arbitrarily remove/drop any characters.  

  I believe he was only disagreeing with you about where the patch should be
made, not about the issue that trailing dots should be handled.

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