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Re: cygwin's unlink
- To: Steve Jorgensen <steve at khoral dot com>
- Subject: Re: cygwin's unlink
- From: Chris Faylor <cgf at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:36:19 -0400
- Cc: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <19991026165225.A2485@cygnus.com> <199910262109.PAA09624@benson>
- Reply-To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
On Tue, Oct 26, 1999 at 03:09:49PM -0600, Steve Jorgensen wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote
>>>On Tue, Oct 26, 1999 at 02:01:10PM -0600, Steve Jorgensen wrote:
>>>>Anyway, in the case where the file is truely a directory, under all
>>>>unix systems we've tried, unlink returns and error, and we proceed with
>>>>the recursive directory removal, but under cygwin it returns success
>>>>(even though nothing is removed), and our code returns success without
>>>>removing the directory. Is this a limitation in the underlying windows
>>>>unlink, or a bug in cygwin?
>>>When I try this I get a "Permission denied" error. It should be a "Is
>>>a directory error" though. I've changed the sources here so this
>>>should be fixed in the next snapshot.
>Are you saying this is a bug that has been fixed and will be in the
>next snapshot, because I didn't get the "Permission denied" error at
>all? In fact, it was the lack of error is what I reporting as an
I'm saying that I fixed the bug that *I* saw but didn't fix any bug that
i couldn't duplicate. I did get an error when I attempted to remove a
directory. It was the wrong error, though, so I changed it.
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