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RE: Unable to delete directory in Cygwin

On 16 June 2006 15:22, Brett Serkez wrote:

> I simply clarified to the original poster what was happening under the
> hood on the UNIX/Linux side so they could understand, essentially
> defending why it isn't supported under Cygwin.

  I think that you may have added confusion rather than clarity, but I'm sure
your motives were benign :)
> I only want to know what you were refering to in Windows that was like
> inodes so I could learn.

  File index numbers (only an NTFS feature); in *nix, an inode can be
considered analagous to a sector number on the drive; in 'doze, the inode is
an entry index# in the central directory.  Google 'FILE_OPEN_BY_FILE_ID' or
'ntfs mft' for more; cygwin uses the mft index# as an inode-alike.

> I'd like to keep participating on the list to share knowledge and
> learn but I've almost had enough of this sillyness.

  Hell, come to the talk list.  We have a whole different kind of silliness

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