[Patch]: NUL and other special names

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Thu Jun 3 22:06:00 GMT 2004

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 05:26:45PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 04:55:05PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>> >>I believe that whenever I try to limit COM to single digits someone
>> >>complains about their special board with 527 com ports or something.
>> >
>> >That's another issue.  COM12 is not a DOS device (on NT), but it can be
>> >the basename of an NT device.
>> How do you know that it isn't a DOS device on NT?
>With 1.5.10
>"touch COM12" followed by "rm COM12" just works.

But I suspect that you don't have a board on your system which supports 12
com ports.


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