Added some interesting functionality to my cygwin sandbox

Elfyn McBratney
Mon Jun 30 14:35:00 GMT 2003

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> I added a mount flag over the weekend that allows you to do this:
> touch aux abc:def Aux
> producing the files aux, abc:def, and Aux, all in the same directory.
> I encode filenames with special characters (extremely similar to
> Robert's encoding in the setup download directory) when a certain mount
> flag is detected.  If this bit isn't set, the DLL behaves as usual.


> This was really much easier than I thought it would be, so I've probably
> missed something.
> One question, though, is that this now ambiguates things like a:/foo.

Would it be possible to split them up so one option allows case-sensitive tricks
and the other enables special chars in files names (e.h., ':') ?

> Does this reference the a: drive or the a: directory?  I'm assuming that
> it should probably be the a: directory in those cases where your
> current directory is one that has the proper bit set but this makes
> me slightly uncomfortable since it is such a departure from the way
> cygwin used to work.
> Any thoughts?

Yeah, when do we get to use it? :-)

> cgf


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