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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] further tla/win32 progress

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] further tla/win32 progress
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 17:36:40 +1000

On Fri, 2004-04-16 at 03:44, Alejandro Mery wrote:

> it couldn't :(
> i moved the tree to a junk folder and forget about it.
> it screams 'file not found' when i try to enter or delete some 
> directories inside ++pristine.
> just because i'm curious, is it using some weird ntfs internals which 
> can make unsafe to delete stuff?

Windows explorer and cmd.exe are broken: they don't use the full Win32
api, rather the compatible one which has been around since (IIRC)
win3.0. As such they cannot handle what the OS can handle.

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