stat(2) wierdness

Christopher Faylor
Sun Jun 2 09:33:00 GMT 2002

I guess it's time for my periodic "this is not a bug reporting mailing
list" observation.

If you are going to post here, there is an assumption that you have done
more than just notice a bug.  It's called "cygwin-developers" becuase
the hope is that you will track down the problem more thoroughly than a
normal cygwin mailing list message.

Bug reports are fine in the cygwin mailing list.  The bar is a little higher


On Sun, Jun 02, 2002 at 03:59:48PM +0100, Conrad Scott wrote:
>This started out looking at the /proc filesystem, in particular XEmacs's
>handling of the file /proc/registry/HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/* but I got
>Basically: the handling of filenames consisting of exactly one of these
>win32 reserved characters, * ? " < >, is broken in the current CVS cygwin.
>This has changed between 1.3.10-1 and the current release. (nb this is in
>the standard filesystem, not the /proc filesystem.)
>For example, stat(2) succeeds for filenames containing of a single * ? " <
>or >, claiming that they are directories. (It correctly rejects filenames of
>a single | and I'm ignoring \ and : since I'm unclear what should happen
>with these anyhow.) These were all rejected in 1.3.10-1.
>This gives lovely wierdness if you try something like:
>$ cp /etc/passwd '*'
>cp: cannot create regular file `*/passwd': No such file or directory
>After this little diversion, back to XEmacs wierdness.

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