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Re: 2.573.2.2 wget not possible creating files with question mark ? in name
- From: "Richard Campbell" <richard dot u dot campbell at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 09:04:11 -0400
- Subject: Re: 2.573.2.2 wget not possible creating files with question mark ? in name
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On 5/7/08, Pander <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> When using cygwin 2.573.2.2 wget on Windows XP Professional 2002 SP 2 it
> is not possible for wget to write or update files with questionmark ? in
? is an illegal character in the native windows filesystems. Cygwin
has a feature to automatically rename illegal characters, managed
mounts. See http://www.cygwin.com/faq/faq.using.html#faq.using.case-sensitive
> Also it is not possible to extracting tar files in cygwin containting the
> results of wget done on a POSIX machine.
This is likely the result of the tar file having an illegal filename,
based on your previous comment.
> If question mark is not possible to use on this file system at all,
It is not.
> please consider altering wget to circumvent this.
Managed mounts exist to automatically do the renaming for you. See
the previous link.
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