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Re: Displaying shares

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 01:19:44PM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>This is an enhancement request.... PTC, that is if I knew how to patch 
>this... Anyways I thought I'd mention it. Haven't seen it mentioned before.
>If you type "\\<server>" in the address bar of the Explorer it will show 
>you the shares that are "exported". With XP file/path completion happens 
>in the addressbar and in the File Open dialog boxes.
>However, if you type "ls //<server>" in bash you get No such file or 
>directory. Also if you type "ls //<server>/sh" and hit tab for file name 
>completion it does not complete. AFter you pass the <share> portion 
>filename completion again works (e.g. ls //<server>/<share>/[tab]).
>I've always thought this odd. Any thoughts?

Try typing "dir \\server" at the command line.  It doesn't work.  That's
because the windows functions FindFirstFile/FindNextFile don't understand
shares.  Neither does cygwin.

I'm sure that cygwin could be extended to do the right thing in this case
using mechanisms similar to what happens with /cygdrive.  PGA.


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