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Re: Patch to allow trailing dots on managed mounts

On Sat, 18 Dec 2004, Brian Dessent wrote:

> Reini Urban wrote:
> > > Thinking some more about this, there are really some inconsistencies with
> > > the current and proposed behavior that I don't like.
> > > [...]
> > I have no strong opinion in these issues (yet), but please look also at
> > the related ending-colon ':extension' problem on NTFS.
> > Such files are also not listed, but probably should be.
> Why are you hijacking this thread for something unrelated?  The
> alternate streams are not seperate files, they are just additional file
> data.  If the need arises then standalone tools should be made to access
> them, just like getfacl and friends.  They should not be treated as
> seperate files because they're not.
> Brian

There are two possible interpretations here.  One is that Reini is
proposing to have Cygwin tools always list alternate streams, in which
case you're correct, and it's unrelated to the thread.  Another is that
colons in filenames on certain Cygwin mounts should not represent
alternate streams, but should be different files altogether, and thus
should be listed normally.

That said, I think Reini's wording implies your interpretation, and thus
his suggestion should be in a different thread.
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