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Re: Not directly Cygwin: Windows special filenames
First, I would like to apologise for all the errors (grammatical,
mistype, and dropped wording) in the original email.
On 7/31/2006 8:26 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
These are not valid paths in the DOS namespace. It's an NT native
device name which is mapped to \\.\physicaldrive0 in DOS. See
Yes, that is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
If you want cygpath to create the correct Windows equivalents,
http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#SHTDI and http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC
I would love to contribute, unfortunately cannot presently. I will
however try to forward a suggestion for the Special Filenames section of
the user manual, that flags the names as not being in the same
"namespace" as most cygpath -w outputs, if that's ok?
[who has that feeling this is an off-topic discussion for cygwin-talk]
As in it has become on-topic for cygwin ml, right? I should have
re-adjusted when the second part of my email touched on cygpath. Sorry