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Re: Problems with illegal characters in Pathnames
- To: "Ralf Habacker" <Ralf dot Habacker at saght dot tessag dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: Problems with illegal characters in Pathnames
- From: "Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc)" <lhall at rfk dot com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 10:16:48 -0400
- References: <229D7C0FE0BED311A0E800805F0DD47176CB58@wn01ex.wn.gb.solvay.com>
At 09:31 AM 4/19/2001, Ralf Habacker wrote:
>I'm porting applications for Windows (using X11 and KDE) and one often
>recognized problem is that application using
>the content of the DISPLAY environment variable to generate filenames
>directly. Under Windows character ':' and some other aren't allowed for
>filenames, so this applications will fail on running.
>I've found a function "mount_info::conv_to_win32_path" in the cygwin
>library. Is it possible, that this function can convert illegal filename
>characters to valid ?
I'm not sure but you can either try it or look at the code to see if it
will do this for you.
Larry Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
RFK Partners, Inc. http://www.rfk.com
118 Washington Street (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
Holliston, MA 01746 (508) 893-9889 - FAX
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