NetAPP / cygwin 1.7.7-1 avoid Recycle BIN dot files

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Nov 17 11:14:00 GMT 2010

On Nov 17 10:20, wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I am referring to 
> where Slide reports about weird files appearing on netapp and Corinna Vinschen says that this is fixed in CVS - and this recycle bin method should not be used for netapp devices.
> We currently have the same issue with cygwin 1.7.7-1 and two NetApps. Three questions:
> How can we find out, if the current version has the patch included?

Try the latest developer snapshot from

> How do we know If cygwin recognizes our netapp as netapp? (Mount says CIFS or VFAT)

Then it doesn't.  Note that not all Netapps are recognized because...

> How can we force the mount as netapp to avoid these recyle bin files and make rmdir to delete directly.

... the file system info Netapps return depends on some server settings,
and the info is ambiguous.  It's very annoying, for instance, that
Netapps, Samba and others return a file system type of "NTFS" or "FAT",
rather than to return something *unique*, like "Netapp XXL", or "Samba
3.5.3".  That makes life so much harder to figure out the filesystem and
its capabilities.

Anyway, if the latest snapshot does not solve your problem, install
the csih package from the distro (probably you already have it) and

  $ cd <path-to-some-directory-on-the-netapp>
  $ /usr/lib/csih/getVolInfo .                <-- note the dot

and paste the output into your reply.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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