[Patch] To handle Win32 pipe names

Brian Ford ford@vss.fsi.com
Wed May 19 15:08:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 19 May 2004, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> So that explains your patch to symlink_info::check.  But it's not
> exactly right to circumvent this only for pipes.  Any \\.\foo path
> should get the same handling.  Wouldn't it be more straightforward to
> use is_unc_share or a slightly modified version of is_unc_share?

I'm confused here.  Are you suggesting that UNC paths can't contain
symlinks?  I use UNC paths to access Samba shares containing Cygwin
symlinks regularly.  I hope that won't become unsupported.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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