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Re: cvs and NTFS streams do not play well together...
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 18:54:28 -0800
- Subject: Re: cvs and NTFS streams do not play well together...
- Organization: My own little world...
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
> Hi, I am using Cygwin 1.5.5 and cvs 1.11.6 on top of Windows NT 5.1.2600
> SP1. When I try to "cvs co" a file with a colon in its name, cvs gets
> horribly confused by NTFS streams and commits suicide. The exact error
> message is as follows: (note: I was checking out the "src" module on
> the "HEAD" branch in the FreeBSD Project's CVS repository when this cropped
Filenames under Windows (both FAT and NTFS) cannot contain colons, so
I'm not really sure what you're expecting Cygwin to do here. It's a
fundamental Windows limitation.
That said, you should try a managed mount for your cvs checkout
directory. It's still an experimental feature but trying to use a
filename with a colon on a normal mount is guaranteed to fail so I don't
see that you have much to lose.
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