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Re: "permission denied" issues when removing files/folders created by cygwin
- From: Achim Gratz <Stromeko at NexGo dot DE>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:32:17 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Re: "permission denied" issues when removing files/folders created by cygwin
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Roger Pack <rogerdpack2 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> It appears the problem lies with creating a file named "NUL" windows
> utilities just don't know how to deal with it (you can recreate it by
> creating a folder, then from cygwin bash $ touch NUL) then try and
> remove the folder with windows explorer.
That is likely a bug in the build system of whatever you were trying to
build, I can't think of any reason why under Cygwin it wouldn't use
/dev/null instead of NUL (that's a device name under Windows for
compatibility with DOS).
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