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Re: ls.exe shows windows system hidden files
- From: Shankar Unni <shankar at cotagesoft dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 10:45:50 -0800
- Subject: Re: ls.exe shows windows system hidden files
- References: <C509498BA0E6D411B9C6006008F6053CF241D6@AHTMAIL>
Wendell Pinegar wrote:
Not surprising. The goals of the two products are somewhat different.
The MKS Toolkit for instance does properly ignore these file types.
MKS is trying to make their environment look exactly like the native
Windows. They have written most of their tools from scratch to call
Win32 APIs directly, and give you a 100% Windows experience (except for
a *very few* POSIX-y emulations like "/dev/null" as a synonym for NUL,
and "/dev/tty" for direct console access). The few GNU tools they
include (perl, etc.) are the "native Win32" ports with some MKS API tweaks.
Cygwin is trying to give you a true POSIX API and "look-and-feel". You
get exactly what you get from POSIX - no more, no less (not much less,
Use the product that you feel most comfortable with. If you need strict
Windows semantics for your tools, use the MKS toolkit. Sure, it's $650+,
but you can get a very stripped-down but perfectly usable subset as part
of Microsoft Services for Unix 2.0 (which is closer to $150 or so).
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