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RE: findutils still broken
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 19:29:41 +0100
- Subject: RE: findutils still broken
>From: Christopher Faylor
>Sent: 21 April 2005 19:23
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2005 at 06:59:11PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> ----Original Message----
>>> From: Eric Blake
>>> Sent: 21 April 2005 18:40
>>> Contrary to your statement, /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*/ is a
>>> valid directory name (but you sure have to be careful with shell quoting
>>> to actually get there).
>> Only on a managed mount. You simply cannot create a filename with a *
>> in it under windows, no matter how carefully you quote it (read 'even if
>> you pass a string with a * in it to CreateFile).
> The whole /proc filesystem is an invention. There is no managed about it.
> There is no reason that I can think of why windows limitations should
> apply to it.
D'oh, yes, of course. Right problem, wrong context.
> But, as usual, this speculation about what could possibly be going wrong
> is easily solved by just refraining from treating cygwin as a black box
> and looking at the sources.
Well, that was my next step, but I'm off home for the evening.
dk@mace /artimi> cd /proc/registry
dk@mace /proc/registry> cd HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT> cd \*
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*> ls
AlwaysShowExt InfoTip OpenWithList QuickTip TileInfo shellex
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*> cd InfoTip
bash: cd: InfoTip: Not a directory
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*> cd QuickTip
bash: cd: QuickTip: Not a directory
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/*> cd ..
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT> cd .386/
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/.386> cd [TAB-TAB]
@ PerceivedType PersistentHandler
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/.386> cd PersistentHandler/
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/.386/PersistentHandler> ls
dk@mace /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/.386/PersistentHandler> cat @
It does look as if there's a dll bug preventing it from changing into
subdirs when there's an asterisk in the path. Dunno why it doesn't go on to
iterate the rest of the /proc tree, although if you try "find /proc -xdev"
it does enumerate more of the top-level.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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