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Re: Patch to allow trailing dots on managed mounts
- From: Mark Paulus <mark dot paulus at mci dot com>
- To: "cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com" <cygwin-patches at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:05:48 -0700
- Subject: Re: Patch to allow trailing dots on managed mounts
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:37:32 -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 09:23:56AM -0700, Mark Paulus wrote:
>>Which is why I did what I did. If you look, my patch allows for
>>checking to see if "............................." was entered as an
>>argument, and throws the exception if it was. THEN, if that is not the
>>case, it passes the FULL name to conv_to_win32_path to allow for proper
>What you did was clear. It was only a two line change, after all.
>Unfortunately, you seemed to assume that all the work that cygwin went
>through to figure out that trailing dot stuff was just useless and that
>the rest of cygwin will work just fine with files containing trailing
>dots regardless of whether the file is managed or not. That is not the
>case. The point of the section of code that you patched was not just to
>"throw the exception" it was to strip off the trailing dots.
Then I guess I'll have to wait for a fix to come down, since the amount
of work to fix this will probably be more than I can put in without a waiver.