fileutils-4.0-3

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Wed Jun 13 11:34:00 GMT 2001


On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 11:25:16AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 03:31:23PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 03:21:59PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
> >> Hi!
> >> 
> >> Wednesday, 13 June, 2001 Corinna Vinschen cygwin@cygwin.com wrote:
> >> 
> >> CV> Typically it's the other way around. If a Win32 application opens
> >> CV> a file using the `CreateFile' call, it has exclusive access to the
> >> CV> file while it's opened. If the application want's to share the
> >> CV> file with other apps, it can do that by giving additional flags
> >> CV> to `CreateFile' (FILE_SHARE_READ, FILE_SHARE_WRITE). Cygwin's
> >> CV> open(2) call uses these flags by default.
> >> 
> >> well, CreateFile() accepts 0 as second argument, which is what we
> >> need-- just query information no matter if anyone opened file in
> >> DENYALL mode. i've just tested it on nt4.0 -- it works fine.
> >> 
> >> the only question is whether we should add new parameter to
> >> fhandler::open(), say 'int cygwin_flags', or define new flag in
> >> fcntl.h? for me, the first one looks preferable.
> >
> >Wow. I just read the MSDN entry of CreateFile and I must admit
> >that I always slipped over that sentence without reading it.
> >It seems obvious now. If that really works (as you state),
> >it would be the ultimate solution for `fstat'.
> >
> >I think you're right using some internal flag. It's not needed
> >to create a new fcntl flag.
> 
> I don't see how fstat can do this, though.  Do you mean stat?

Uhm, yes, I meant the stat_worker(), actually.

Corinna

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