ls --color (strange display)

Larry Hall cygwin-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Sep 19 06:48:00 GMT 2003


At 01:30 AM 9/19/2003, Philippe Bastiani you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>> My WAG is that with --color, ls is opening files to look at the first
>> few bytes in an effort to determine what type of file it is. You do not
>> have permissions to open C:/hiberfil.sys nor c:/pagefile.sys so it fails.
>
>
>Yes, these 2 files are unreadable! 


Correct.  That's Windows.


>But, IMHO, 'ls' should not fails, and
>displays the unreadable files without color!


http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PTC



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