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Re: Release candidate 1: /etc/hosts
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 15:58:29 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Release candidate 1: /etc/hosts
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Paul Johnston wrote:
> > How exactly are you proposing to modify cygpath? cygpath translates
> > windows paths to unix-style, and back. There is nothing in the cygpath
> Sorry, should have been clearer about this: modifying cygpath to add a
> feature to get the correct case for a path. Perhaps we could figure a
> way to use "dir /b" - but I'm sure other people will hit this same issue
> in the future and would appreciate such a feature in cygpath. If you
> agree this is a good idea, I'm prepared to do the groundwork.
Oh, I see, add a modifier similar to '-s', so that it verifies the case of
each element in the path... Yeah, that could work, something like:
-e, --exact-case print exact case of NAME
I'm not sure how to implement this, though... If you have ideas, I'd be
interested in hearing them.
> Failing that, I think it would be ok to assume that the path will either
> be all caps or all non-caps - corresponding to FAT or NTFS. Anyone
> tweaking the case of such paths/files on NTFS quite deserves their fate!
Well, on my Win2k machine, the exact case is as follows:
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Notice that "WINNT" is all caps. I
use NTFS, and this is apparently the default setup.
> BTW, I'm subbed to cygwin so you don't need to keep copying me on mails.
Oops, sorry, this is the default in my mailer. I'll be more careful.
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