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RE: Long File Names and 8.3
- From: Vince Hoffman <Vince dot Hoffman at uk dot circle dot com>
- To: "'Dave Whiteley'" <d dot l dot whiteley at ee dot leeds dot ac dot uk>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 10:39:47 -0000
- Subject: RE: Long File Names and 8.3
try a "which ls" rather than whereis.
also try "type -a ls"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Whiteley [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 14 February 2003 10:16
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.)
> ##################### 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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