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Re: Problem with wildcard from Windows

On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 01:30:19PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 05:36:05PM +0100, Bengt Larsson wrote:
>>I seem to have a problem with wildcards from the Windows command line
>>when there are high-bit characters in a filename.
>>A directory contains only the two files "user" and "anv?ndare"
>>("anv?ndare" being user in Swedish):
>>  C:\Documents and Settings\Bengt2\Desktop\test\ttt>ls -l
>>  total 0
>>  -rw-r--r-- 1 Bengt2 Users 0 2009-12-30 02:23 anv?ndare
>>  -rw-r--r-- 1 Bengt2 Users 0 2009-12-30 02:23 user
>>  C:\Documents and Settings\Bengt2\Desktop\test\ttt>ls u*
>>  user
>>  C:\Documents and Settings\Bengt2\Desktop\test\ttt>ls a*
>>  ls: cannot access a*: No such file or directory
>I get a different (and slightly more understandable) error
>(not sure how this will translate to my email client from vnc):
>c:\tmp> ls a*
>ls: cannot access anvA¤ndare: No such file or directory
>autoruns.chm  autoruns.exe  autorunsc.exe
>I'm not really familiar with all of the changes that Corinna made
>for this but I'll take a look to see if this is easy to fix.

It looks like things should work better if you set LANG appropriately.
For instance, this works for me:

c:\>set LANG=en_US.UTF-8
c:\>ls a*

What's happening is that cygwin's readdir is converting the on-disk
filename to utf-8 but cygwin's open/stat apparently aren't converting it
back.  As I said, I don't know enough about the labyrinthian multi-byte
character set code that is now in cygwin but I really can't see how this
could be anything other than a bug.  If readdir() returns a filename
then open should be able to open it.


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