"/" in filename confuses handling of spec. chars on non-managed mount

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Oct 16 15:16:00 GMT 2007

On Oct 16 16:25, ?rsek L?szl? wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running "CYGWIN_NT-5.1 1.5.24(0.156/4/2) 2007-01-31 10:57".
> If I try to create a regular file with a colon (:) in its name, cygwin 
> refuses it with ENOENT (rightly so):
>     $ echo test >"a:b"
>     -bash: a:b: No such file or directory

a:b is win32 speak for file b in the current working directory of
drive a:

> However, if I put, in addition, a slash in the name:
>     (
>       set -e -C -x
>       mkdir test
>       df -m test
>       dd if=/dev/zero bs=4096 count=1024 >'test/a:b'
>       df -m test
>       ls -lsn 'test/a:b'
>       ls -lsn test
>     )

test/a:b is win32 speak for a stream b of file a in the directory test.


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