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Re: [Patch] unlink

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 06:01:51PM -0400, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
>Here is a patch that should allow unlink() to handle
>nul etc.. on local disks.
>It's a cut and paste of Corinna's open on NT and the
>existing CreateFile.
>It works on normal files. I haven't tested with the
>special names because I forgot how to create them !
>Feedback welcome.
>XXXXX This should NOT be applied in 1.5.12 XXXXXX
>2004-10-29  Pierre Humblet <>
>	* (nt_delete): New function.
>	(unlink): Call nt_delete instead of CreateFile and remove
>	unreachable code.

Corinna suggested something similar to me a couple of months ago but I
wanted to wait for things to settle down somewhat after the original
use of NtCreateFile.

On reflection, however, wouldn't it be a little easier just to prepend
the path being deleted with a: \\.\ so that "rm nul" would eventually
translate to DeleteFile("\\.\c:\foo\null") (I'm not using true C
backslash quoting here)?  I don't know if that would work on Windows 9x,


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