This is the mail archive of the cygwin mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

RE: findutils still broken

----Original Message----
>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/*>
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 @
{098f2470-bae0-11cd-b579-08002b30bfeb} dk@mace

  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....

Unsubscribe info:
Problem reports:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]