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Re: Release candidate 1: /etc/hosts

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Paul Johnston wrote:

> > 2) CYGWIN="check_case:strict"
> > As I suspected earlier, this fails -- the links are created, but an
> > attempt to cat the files results in "no such file or directory", and an
> > attempt to save the file after editing results in a write error.  On my
> > Windows 98, cygwin interprets the filenames for c:\windows\hosts, etc, as
> > all caps.  I don't know how important this is to pursue.
> Ah, I bet NT based ones would do also - if you were using the FAT file
> system.
> I think this problem needs to be dealt with... and I'm starting to think
> that modifying cygpath would be the cleanest way to achieve this.

How exactly are you proposing to modify cygpath?  cygpath translates
windows paths to unix-style, and back.  There is nothing in the cygpath
spec that says that the path should already exist...  "cygpath -W" already
returns the correct case for the path to windows, I'm actually more
concerned about the filenames and the "/system32/drivers/etc" bit.  I
suppose the directory case could be determined by using a "(cd && pwd)"
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