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Re: ":" in filename
Hiroki Sakagami wrote:
> What happens in the below commands? The ":" in filenames seems to be
> a problem. But I don't understand the rule.
The colon is used by NTFS to signify alternate data streams. You can
google for more information about this, e.g.
This means that the colon is not actually part of the filename (since
it's acting as a delimiter), and the filename cannot contain a colon.
This is a win32 restriction and has nothing to do with Cygwin per se.
However, if you need to have a filename with a colon in it, you can use
a Cygwin managed mount which works around the problem of characters
forbidden by win32 to exist in filenames.
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