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Long File Names and 8.3
- From: Dave Whiteley <d dot l dot whiteley at ee dot leeds dot ac dot uk>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 10:16:25 +0000
- Subject: Long File Names and 8.3
I have a wierd problem.
I have just installed a new version of cygwin. When running Bash:-
I use the command "ls"
It displays filenames in dos garbled 8.3 format with the ~tildes in.
I do "whereis ls"
It tells me
I use the command "/usr/bin/ls"
and it displays files in the proper long filename format.
Any ideas what is causing this?
I want it to always display the long filenames (as the older cygwin
installation used to.)
Cygwin is installed in a lab of machines used by students. They have
limited access permissions. The cygwin was installed using a (windows
local) username "admin" with greater powers. The problem does not seem
to occur for the admin user. I have limited control over the
configuration of the student usernames and permissions.
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