Sun Jan 9 23:11:00 GMT 2000
On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Jeff Sturm wrote:
> I created a zero-length file named "aux" in the POSIX subsystem (which
> has no similar restrictions on file naming). Windows Explorer sees the
> file, but can't access it in any way. Trying to open it (with either a
> right-click or double-click) hangs Explorer. I'm forced to kill
> Explorer from the Task Manager, or log out to resume my session.
> This seems like a bug in Windows Explorer, but we can't prevent it
> without avoiding reserved names completely, so that'd be my
I voted "no", and precisely because of the reason Jeff gives here.
What I recommend however, is to trap the open/creat'ing of such
files and issue an error.
I remember trying to untar sendmail 8.9.3 source archive and it would
just hang until I figured that out there was file named aux.m4. I'd
rather have seen an error from tar, while it proceeds to create the
rest of the files instead of hanging.
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