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Re: A problem about Cygwin

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According to 罗斌 on 6/2/2007 7:58 AM:
> Dear Mr. Eric Blake,
> I am a Chinese student and I am using Cygwin. I have a problem when I
> use the command 'ls -l'.
> I have uncommented the ~/.inputrc:
> # Allow 8-bit input/output
> set meta-flag on
> set convert-meta off
> set input-meta on
> set output-meta on
> set completion-ignore-case on
> and added follows into the ~/.bashrc:
> export LC_ALL=zh_CN.GBK
> export LANG=zh_CN.GBK
> alias ls='/bin/ls -hF --show-control-chars --color=tty'
> Then, when I use 'ls', Cygwin can display the Chinese character
> correctly. But if I use 'ls -l', it appears some error like this:
> $ ll
> drwx------+ 3 luobin None 0 May 16 22:18 runtime-新建配置/
> drwx------+ 21 ???????? ???????? 0 Jun 1 18:56 src/
> The appendix is the screen print. I expect you can help me. Thank you!

I'm removing the screen capture, but the difference was that the group and
user names showed only "?" while filenames showed actual Chinese
characters (rather than "?", as they were flattened to in the above
display).  Do those user and group names actually contain Chinese
characters, or is it just a case of your /etc/passwd and /etc/groups being
out-of-date so that cygwin really does think they are "????????"?  With a
quick glance at the ls source code, ls doesn't do anything special to
non-ascii characters in group and user names.  So maybe you need to read
up on the use of mkgroups and mkpasswd.

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