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Re: Displaying shares
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-rcm at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 17:56:39 -0400
- Subject: Re: Displaying shares
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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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