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RE: Data streams being treated as files in Cygwin
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Dave Korn <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 11:11:02 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Data streams being treated as files in Cygwin
- References: <003901c6750c$94ab27e0$a501a8c0@CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 11 May 2006, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 11 May 2006 16:00, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> > On Thu, 11 May 2006, Dave Korn wrote:
> >> Cygwin's file handling relies on the underlying facilities of the
> >> Windows O/S, for the most part.
> > Yes, and that leads to some funny behavior -- see below.
> > Interestingly enough:
> > $ echo "BLAH" > a:b
> > bash: a:b: No such file or directory
> Perhaps you forgot to put a floppy in the drive?
Gee, you think so? :-)
The point I was making was that Windows isn't consistent about treating
filenames as streams vs. disk references, due to the reuse of the ':'
character. I'm guessing it would be possible to add streams to a file
called 'a', but not through the interfaces used by Cygwin.
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