Wed Apr 19 06:08:00 GMT 2000
Benjamin Riefenstahl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
BR> Hi all,
BR> For any file that Explorer can't deal with, try using this syntax in
BR> del \\?\c:\tmp\xxxxx
BR> The Prefix "\\?\" tells NT to do no parsing at all on the file name but
BR> pass it to the file system driver unchanged.
Nice feature and fully answers original question. I'll try to
comment why it's hardly usable to make cygwin less fastidious about
- it works only with nt, not 9x
- it requires full path
- it doesn't allow too much, e.g. it lets that dot at the end, but
not filename containing ':' or '*' .
BR> so long, benny
Paul Sokolovsky, IT Specialist
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