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RE: Error with managed mount point.
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 14:50:14 -0000
- Subject: 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
> >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.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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