Coreutils (mv) bug

Christopher Faylor
Thu Jun 23 19:47:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 07:00:31PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 06:11:42PM +0000, Eric Blake wrote:
>> >It would be really nice if there were a new flag to access() that supressed
>> >.exe expansion, and succeeded only if the exact spelling matched.  Then
>> >my test to see if .exe should be appended would be as simple as
>> >access("foo", F_OK) == 0 && access("foo", F_OK | __NO_EXE_MAGIC) == -1.
>> >Furthermore, access() seems like it may be more efficient than open() in
>> >terms of the underlying work that must be done to implement it.
>> Just append a dot to the end of the filename.
>That currently doesn't work on managed mounts, where .exe magic still
>happens but trailing dots no longer get stripped.  Whatever trick coreutils
>uses to undo .exe magic must work in all cases, so it would really be nice
>if there were a blessed cygwin syscall that made supressing .exe magic

Er, yes.  I think you've already made that point.

Since managed mounts are rare you could solve 99% of the problems by
doing what I mentioned.  Just don't do it for managed mounts.


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