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- From: Julian Opificius <julianop at barnlea dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 11:48:53 -0500
- Subject: unable to edit/less dotted files, etc.
I'm running v1.3 of Cygwin on Win2k on a laptop. My machine dual-boots
Win98 and Win2k, and my Win2k drive is G. Cygwin installed smoothly
My problem is that dotted files like .bashrc have become inaccessible
with programs like vi and less. I didn't have a problem immediately
after the initial install, only later. I can list them with ls -al, but
"vi .bashrc" opens up a new file, and less returns "No such file or
directory". The files are accessible under Win2k, and do not appear
A complete uninstall and reinstall fixed it for a while, but now the
problem is back.
Also, I now notice that other files - filenames that don't conform to
DOS 8.3 format - also are listable but not editable. I have a source
file "main.cas", which I can edit. I cp'd it to "main_inst.cas", which
is listable with ls. But when I try to vi it, I get a new file. mv'ing
it to maininst.cas renders it editable.
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