Added some interesting functionality to my cygwin sandbox

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Wed Jul 2 14:40:00 GMT 2003


On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 08:33:41AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 10:45:04PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> We could use nul bytes for this, I suppose.  No one has to read the file.
>
>Isn't the new way of coding special characters also a way to represent
>a cygdrive by using an otherwise non-existing %xx expression?  E.g. using
>just one character after the percent like
>
>    %c/c/foo
>
>or otherwise not used characters like uppercase
>
>    %CD/d/bar
>
>for instance?

That's an interesting idea.  It would only work on "posix" mounted directories,
though.

cgf



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