device names tidbit

Chris Faylor
Mon Jan 10 15:09:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, Jan 10, 2000 at 04:59:23PM -0600, Parker, Ron wrote:
>Their is another version of this syntax uses a '?' inplace of the '.'. For
>	DEL \\?\c:\somedir\aux
>I seem to recall that this only works on NT.  I may be wrong, but I vaguely
>recall working on a winsup patch that used this under NT.  (It was not a
>complete solution, so I never submitted it.)  It is the same mechanism that
>allows us to use "\\.\a:" for raw floppy access in CYGWIN under NT.

I'm unclear as to why you are mentioning this.  AFAIK, this does not provide
any more utility than the method that DJ mentioned.


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