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Re: Cygwin and x: directory

On Jul 15 12:00, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> On 15 July 2013 11:40, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jul 12 20:09, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> >> IMHO, this makes an interesting problem (unrelated to git):
> >> Shell script prompts user for file name.
> >> User enters "x:".
> >> Script proceeds as follows:
> >> $ mkdir tmpdir
> >> $ touch tmpdir/x:
> >> $ # useful work done here
> >> $ rm -r tmpdir
> >> rm: cannot remove `tmpdir/x:': No such file or directory
> >> rm: cannot remove `tmpdir': Directory not empty
> >> $
> >
> > That's a problem of how recursive rm works.  It chdir's into
> > the subdirs it's working on and then calls "x:" which is recognized
> > as drive prefix of a windows path.  `rm ./x:' works as expected.
> Does that mean this is a bug in Cygwin rm that ought to be fixed
> (subject to SHTDI), or that it's a limitation of Cygwin rm for which
> the cure looks to be worse than the symptoms?

It's a limitation in Cygwin itself.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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