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Re: allowed Linux characters (and windows substitutes)...
- From: Linda Walsh <cygwin at tlinx dot org>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 17:08:28 -0700
- Subject: Re: allowed Linux characters (and windows substitutes)...
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Since ":" and "\" are not acceptable characters in a Linux path, I had to----
work around the problem.
I don't know where you got this idea, but on linux, you can put
: and "\" in filenames just fine. Only "/" and "\000" (ASCII NUL) can't
be in a _file_name ("/", obviously works fine in pathnames).
/home> uname --kernel-name --hardware-platform
/home> llg -d C*
drwsrwsr-x 4 lw devel 4096 May 29 10:38 CPAN-ishtar-build-cache/
drwxrwx--- 65 lw lwgrp 4096 Mar 2 2010 C:\Windows/
Note in my "C:\Windows" dir, that's a real colon and backslash,
Not the "full-width" or "presentation forms" one has to use to get a similar
filename on Windows...
Colon: "ï" U+FE13 (Presentation Form for Vertical Colon)
Backslash: "ï" U+FF3C (FullWidth Reverse Solidus)
There also also 'small colon and small reverse solidus' but I've not
used them but they would also appear to work to _display_ a colon and
backslash in a windows filename.
However, on Linux the 'ascii' versions work just fine. 0x3a(colon) &
Note, : and \ have no special meaning on linux -- so they are not device or
directory separators if that was something you needed.
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