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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.)

##################### Background

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.



Dave Whiteley
Phone +44 (0)113 343 2059
School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
The University of Leeds. Leeds, LS2 9JT,  UK

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