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Re: du crashes if .lnk symlink and a folder it points to are named the same, differing only in letter case

Ilya Basin wrote:

I needed that because one git repository has branches named
"Epam/a" and "epam/b", and git was always creating the "missing" epam
directory at fetch.

$ ls -l
total 0
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 adminpwd None 0 Mar 25 11:42 Epam
drwxr-xr-x+ 1 adminpwd None 0 Mar 25 11:42 epam

why no " -> Epam" part? 'ls' behaves funny too, but at least it
doesn't crash.

$ ls -l epam.lnk lrwxrwxrwx 1 Users None 4 Mar 13 16:43 epam.lnk -> Epam

$ du .
0       ./Epam
Aborted (core dumped)

You might try setting going into system properties, advanced, Environment Variables and creating an entry (or adding to the original if there is one there already) for CYGWIN. Entries to have in it:\
winsymlinks export #(+opt) [nodosfilewarning]

I have a feeling you are seeing probs related to the cygwin hard link emulation
which can by turned off by telling it to use winsymlinks (export tells it to export the value to children processes -- nodosfilewarning lowers clutter --
especially when you have domain names. (and have references to paths with 'domain\\user/xxyz' in them).

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