NetAPP / cygwin 1.7.7-1 avoid Recycle BIN dot files

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Nov 18 10:21:00 GMT 2010

On Nov 18 08:56, Gary wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Oh, btw.  In your OP you claimed that you have netapps for which Cygwin
> > returns "cifs" and other netapps for which Cygwin returns "vfat" as
> > filesystem.  The above one is clearly one of the "cifs" type.
> >
> > Here's the question: Do you *really* have some for which the latest
> > Cygwin 1.7.7 or the latest snapshot returns "vfat" and are they *really*
> > netapps?  In theory I'd expect that those are just remote FAT FS on some
> > remote Windows machine, and they shouldn't be affected by the reported
> > problem.
> Sorry for jumping in, I seem to have missed most of the rest of the
> thread somehow so maybe my assumption this is about not using the
> recycle bin on NetApp drives is incorrect, but wouldn't allowing the
> configuration of whether to use the recycle bin per mount point be a
> better way of dealing with this than trying to "guess" based on (faulty)
> information got back from the drive? Actually I thought this was already
> possible, but can't find it on the website.

It's not possible yet.  I was wondering along the same lines already.
In the long run it seems to make most sense to allow mount options to
overcome any restriction in filesystems which are hardcoded to certain
recognized filesystems right now.  The "ihash" and "dos" options were
just a start, apparently.


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