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Win/CygWin don't show the same file content!
- From: JimE <jaeuvt at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:31:45 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Win/CygWin don't show the same file content!
I have used Cygwin on XP for years don't know what I'd do without it - thanks
to everybody who help make Cygwin available!
I changed over to Windows 7 in the last 6 months or so, and have twice run in
to an issue where listing/cat'ing files under Cygwin has different results than
The first time, I edited a text file with emacs in Cygwin. When the Windows
EXE file I was working on read that file, it only saw the old results. I used
windows to navigate to the same directory and found the old results when I used
Notepad, Wordpad, or Visual Studio. Using Emacs or "cat" in Cygwin showed me
the new file data.
I believe that I also saw the new file data using a Windows version of emacs,
though I'm not 100% positive.
A reboot with a check disk ( took a _long_ time ) seemed to clear up this issue.
Yesterday I ran in to a similar problem. I used Windows explorer to rename
files in a directory, but when I used "ls" under Cygwin I saw the old file names.
Again, a reboot with chkdsk seemed to fix the problem.
Has anybody seen something like this before? What can I do to avoid this in
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