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Re: Patch to allow trailing dots on managed mounts

Christopher Faylor schrieb:
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.

Some different patch for fhandler_disk_file::readdir() on managed mounts
later, when the need arises.
readdir() performance will be seriously affected, having to look in all regular files for such attached ADS streams.
Reini Urban

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