B20: mv deletes files on error (NT)

Corinna Vinschen corinna.vinschen@cityweb.de
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

Bernard Dautrevaux wrote:
> If I correctly understand this thread it seems the problem is that under
> cygwin Foo and foo have different inode numbers :-<; why not base the
> inode number for a file to its first sector (or cluster) number? (I know
> this is simple in FAT, its in the directory entry, and it should be
> quite readily available under NTFS also).

It's already solved. Windows administers an i-node like number for every
file, which is accessible via `GetFileInformationByHandle()'. This number
is used in the recent snapshots, to generate the i-node number.


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