Subject: Re: Embedded NetBSD on M$ Windows?
To: Alan Barrett <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/30/2001 09:06:19
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Alan Barrett wrote:

: Perhaps solving the reserved filename problem at the Cygwin level would
: be better than simply avoiding the reserved file names in the NetBSD
: source tree.

Cygwin isn't the only Un*x-on-Winblows system that is in popular use today.
M$ has their own now, called Interix, that is also bound by the same FS
restrictions.  As is U/WIN.  And all this says nothing about extracting a
tarball using a native Win32 tool, which also wouldn't know about the
Special Handling you're proposing.

It was far easier to rename the ~15 files that were offending.  It's already
done, and there's very little overhead for future maintenance.

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