rename and unlink in cygwin32

Christopher G. Faylor
Tue Sep 15 22:20:00 GMT 1998

In article <>,
Stephen Marley <> wrote:
>Could someone please describe how cygwin32 allows open files to be
>renamed and unlinked under Win32? (This is illegal in the native api).

Currently, if unlink() fails with the appropriate error, the filename
is placed in a queue for deletion at some future time.

>Are temporary files involved?


>How robust is the scheme?

Not very.
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