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Re: mkdir -p and network drives

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Eggert" <eggert@CS.UCLA.EDU>
To: "Eric Blake" <>
Cc: "Pierre A. Humblet" <>; <>;
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: mkdir -p and network drives

> Eric Blake <> writes:
> > //MACHINE currently generates ENOENT, whether or not there is a
> > server on the network with that name, and mkdir(2), stat(2), and
> > chdir(2) with an argument of "//MACHINE" fail.
> That's certainly a hassle.  Let's not worry about going through
> zillions of lines of application code working around that
> incompatibility.  Let's get Cygwin fixed instead.

The minimum required seems to be to have chdir(2) and stat(2) for
// and //MACHINE. Initially stat could report the permissions as x only.
That seems very easy if we don't check the existence of MACHINE.
(After all, any MACHINE could be there. Failures would occur only
when trying to access).
In a later phase the permissions could be rx, in which case readdir(2)
work and network scanning becomes necessary.


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