Existence check fails on Cygwin Perl

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Tue Aug 17 12:58:00 GMT 2010

2010/8/17 Nellis, Kenneth <Kenneth.Nellis@acs-inc.com>:
>> From: Corinna Vinschen
>> On Aug 16 18:13, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
>> >  This is strange. I usually tend to use Cygwin's Perl as it is more
>> > full featured and works well but there are times when I am forced to
>> > use "cqperl" - a Perl that comes with Rational Clearquest - at my
>> > clients. Here it seems that Cygwin's Perl utterly fails the test
>> > where as cqperl - a derivative of ActiveuuState - works.
>> >
>> > This is using the existence check (-e) for a file. The file happens
>> > to be on a share thus we are using UNC notation. It doesn't even
>> > matter if "server" is a real server or not, nor whether the share
>> > and path exist. Use anything you like. In fact use "server" and
>> > "path" and "file". Either way Cygwin's Perl reports that the file
>> > exists even when it doesn't, or the path is wrong or even if the
>> > server does not exist!
>> >
> <snip>
>> I can not reproduce your problem.  I used "\\\\server\\path\\file"
>> unchanged, as well as valid server and share names and just a
>> non-existant file name.  In both cases the script prints "false".
>> And it prints "true" for an existing file, just as expected.
>> Corinna
> FWIW, I was able to reproduce the OP's results, both with Cygwin's
> Perl 5.10.1 and cqperl v5.8.6. I hadn't had any BLODA issues to
> date.

Sure. You need a recent cygwin snapshot to get it fixed.

$ [ -e //server/junk ] && date
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-6.1 ATGRZWN503050 1.7.6s(0.230/5/3) 20100816 13:53:13 i686 Cygwin
Reini Urban

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