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I have a weird problem - double your files overnight with Perfect Disk - A Bug!!
- From: Paul McFerrin <pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 23:26:42 -0500
- Subject: I have a weird problem - double your files overnight with Perfect Disk - A Bug!!
- Reply-to: pmcferrin at columbus dot rr dot com
This is a weird problem. Caused by interaction of cygwin 1.7 and
Perfect Disk 7.0 (defragmeter).
A couple of days ago, I was defragmenting my drive C: when I discovered
a copy of every cygwin's file with a naming convention of:
AY63D92E~orig.file.name~. The leading chars were 8 letters/numbers of
uppercase. The filename portion surrounded by the "~" character. This
happened only under the /cygwin tree while the MS-DOS (Win XP Pro) were
All of these files were "copies" of cygwin's files (link count == 1).
Now that Perfect Disk 7.0 is done with drive C:, I'm going to delete all
47,000 of these burgers.
This a weird interaction between 1.7 and Perfect Disk. The problem
stopped happening when Perfect Disk finished with drive C:. This is
"far" from a feature, a definite bug.
One thing to note: The mtimes of all of the duplicate files were
current. They did not reflect the mtime of the original file.
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 259 2010-02-25 18:05 L0QHCU1M~cygwin.bat~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 248 2010-02-26 09:31 NFP7AJAE~cygwin.bat~~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 248 2010-02-25 18:05 QHJ5D971~cygwin.bat~~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 259 2010-02-26 09:31 U1GLPSA4~cygwin.bat~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 248 2010-01-25 16:14 cygwin.bat~
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 259 2010-01-25 16:28 cygwin.bat
-rwxr-xr-x 1 Paul root 248 2010-02-26 09:57
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