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Re: Files with trailing dots on Windows

From: Martin v. L÷wis <Martin.vonLoewis_at_hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
Date: 2006-01-21 00:35:18 CET

Arlie Davis wrote:
> So, while it IS possible (and easy) to create files on Windows systems that
> do not conform to the Win32 rules (which exist only for compatibility with
> applications), it may not be terribly useful, because most applications do
> NOT use the \\?\ syntax, and therefore will not be able to manipulate the
> files that you create.

While it may not be easy to process these files with local tools, I
wouldn't be asking for it if it wouldn't be useful to me, plus
I actually gave the reason why it is useful:

Currently, subversion will incorrectly report that there are local
modifications, and I have no way to tell it that it is wrong.
This is confusing both through TortoiseSVN,

So in this specific case, I don't *want* to edit the files. I just
want them to be consistent with the repository.

Plus, I *can* manipulate them just fine in the POSIX (Interix)
subsystem. If I need to, I can also maniuplate them in Win32
applications. For example, notepad happily accepts \\?\ file


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