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RE: 3 bugs
- To: "'Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)'" <lhall at rfk dot com>,Thomas dot Wolff at icn dot siemens dot de, benny at crocodial dot de,"cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com" <cygwin at hotpop dot com>
- Subject: RE: 3 bugs
- From: John Wiersba <John dot Wiersba at medstat dot com>
- Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 14:19:54 -0400
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) [mailto:email@example.com]
> At 01:59 PM 4/19/00, John Wiersba wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > >
> > > At 07:47 AM 4/19/00, Thomas.Wolff@icn.siemens.de wrote:
> > > >: For any file that Explorer can't deal with, try using this
> > > syntax in
> > > >: cmd.exe:
> > > >:
> > > >: del \\?\c:\tmp\xxxxx
> > > >
> > > >Thanks a lot. Finally got rid of those files.
> > > >Works under cygwin bash as well (rm \\\\?\\c:\\temp\\xy.)
> > >
> > > So doesn't rm //?/c:/temp/xy.
> From bash it works, at least for me it does...
OK, I retract my statement. I tried it again. It does work, with this
caveat (at least on my machine): that it probes all my drives and perhaps
the network first, before removing the file. I believe that is because of
the // syntax. When I originally tried it, I killed it when I saw it was
probing my floppy drive, so I didn't give it a chance to finish.
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