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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
>>demangling rules.

>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.


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