cat HelloDate.java >hellodate.java fails with cat HelloDate.java: input file is output file

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Fri Jan 26 12:00:00 GMT 2001


At 02:16 PM 1/26/2001, Reid Thompson wrote:
>  A question...
>  
>  /home/rthompso/JAVA>cat HelloDate.java >hellodate.java
>  cat: HelloDate.java: input file is output file
>  
>  
>  Is this proper behavior?( I do not believe it is).  If not, is this a
>  result of some error in my setup (mount type for /home????) or an
>  underlying OS problem(WIN caseInsensitive)? or...? The archives have minor
>  mention of this in 1998, nothing since.

Windows treats file systems as case-insensitive (or case-preserving in the 
case (no pun intended!;-)) of NTFS).  This is "proper" behavior for Windows.
Check the www.cygwin.com and look for Sergey's site under related links if 
you want to build your own cygwin1.dll that would support what you're doing.




Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
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