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Re: Unable to delete directory in Cygwin
> So this brings me back to my original question, what is it in NTFS
> that provides Inode type functionality that Cygwin is leveraging?
This might sound far-fetched, but can you imagine that this is just
the way Microsoft implemented the file system? It doesn't allow to
remove a directory if *any* process has an open handle to the directory
or one of its children.
Absolutely, this is precisely my point!
UNIX/Linux specifically allows for this not to be the case via the
inode in the file system. I didn't think that Windows/NTFS allowed for
this possibility. Christopher seemed to be indicating this was not
the case and I was trying to understand.
So this is clear, the original script will never work on Cygwin
because it is reliant upon NTFS which doesn't support this
I would also point out that this functionality might not work under
Linux if the underlying file system isn't inode based. For instance
one can mount a FAT/FAT32 file system and the script would fail in
that case also.
The original script worked based on file system functionality, not a
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