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Re: Apprent bug in directory-files-and-attributes

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Apprent bug in directory-files-and-attributes
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 16:20:36 -0700
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Whitfield Diffie wrote:
>     I have a case in which directory-files-and-attributes returns a list
> in which some entries are of the form (<filename>), i.e., the attributes
> portion is nil.  I believe the filename portion is correct.
>     Unfortunately, this is a directory of files with very ill-behaved
> names.  The names were manufactured from the `from addresses' of incoming
> spam.  As far as I can tell, however, the directory itself is well formed
> and the files actually exist.
>     I conjecture that diectory-files-and-attributes has been implemented by
> calling directory-files and then applying file-attributes to each element
> of this list.  Certainly file-attributes (or file-exists-p) fails to find
> the files under any encoding I can think to apply.

Including mule-utf-8?  I saved your from-logs-1.tar attachment and
visited it in Emacs 21.3 (emacs -q --no-site-file) via `C-x RET c
mule-utf-8 RET C-x C-f'.  All the file names except the last (the one
that ends with "mms02es.mms.us.syntegra.com") were readable.

Kevin Rodgers

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