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Re: Path problems with trailing dot

On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 10:19:34AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Mon, May 16, 2005 at 06:53:26AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
>>According to Stefan Schuerger on 5/15/2005 4:41 PM:
>>>bash: test./test2: No such file or directory
>>>The trailing dot disappears and cannot be used in paths.  This seems to
>>>be a DOS legacy of either NTFS or Windows.
>>Yes - Windows strips all trailing spaces and dots.  So `mkdir test.'
>>and `mkdir test' are identical in behavior in creating `test/', unless
>>you use managed mounts (where cygwin does some magic to overcome the
>>Windows limitations).
>>It looks like the cygwin path-normalization code is not stripping
>>trailing dots/spaces from non-final directory components in a
>>non-managed path name.  Care to contribute a patch?
>Sorry, but it's not that simple.
>We're discussing this in cygwin-developers now.  We'll have some kind
>of resolution in 1.5.17.

Btw, recent snapshots should cause test./test2 to be equivalent to test/test2 .
This will be the behavior in 1.5.17.


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