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Re: using Windows backup API?

On Mar 31 13:59, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
>> This is partly already done in the current Cygwin release, but it
>> will only be done consequently in the next major release 1.7.0.
>> No, we don't have a release date yet.
> Is there a release date yet? ;)
>> Feel free to test the latest
>> Cygwin snapshots from
> Cool, it works! That's great!
> When you write "it's partly done", are there any bits and pieces still 
> missing in this feature?

It's partly done in the *current* release, it's hopefully fully done in
the snapshots.  The most important restriction in the current release is
that a chdir is implemented under the hood by calling SetCurrentDirectory,
which is not capable to chdir into a directory which you don't have
permissions for, even if you have backup rights.  The reason is that
SetCurrentDirectory never tries to open a dir with backup intent.
The snapshots fix that by doing chdir on their own, never calling


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