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Re: [ATTN: cvs maintainer] trailing dot issue with cygwin 1.7
On 4/4/2010 11:01 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The _POSIX_NO_TRUNC variable is defined in cygwin 1.7, and not defined in cygwin 1.5, so in cygwin 1.7, the code goes down the path where the temp_filename is the first 9 characters of the original filename preceded by '.new.' The problem occurs when the 9th character in the filename is a dot. Eg, 'abcdefgh.txt'. The temp_filename becomes '.new.abcdefgh.' Unfortunately, when checking out to a Samba share, or other network shares that try to be CIFS compatible, a trailing . is invalid in a filename. The temporary file either doesn't get created, or gets created but with the trailing dot truncated. The checkout then fails with 'file not found' errors.
> A simple fix would be to add a valid character after the .9s, eg
> sprintf (temp_filename, ".new.%.9s~", filename);
> Can something like this be done and a new package released?
Thanks for the report and suggestion. I'll include a suitable change in
the next release, but it may be a few weeks before I can get to that.
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