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Re: Patch to allow trailing dots on managed mounts

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 04:48:50PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>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.

There really isn't much that we can do with colons, AFAICT.  We
certainly can't disallow them in the common case and I don't think there
is any FindFirstFile/FindNextFile type API which allows us to easily
expose them.

Although I can see that it would be nice to have a unifying philosophy here
I think the strange behavior of a foo:bar on an NTFS file system is not
something that we should worry about right now.


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