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Re: Release candidate 1: /etc/hosts
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Paul Johnston <paj at pajhome dot org dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 14:29:41 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Release candidate 1: /etc/hosts
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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
> 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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