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Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current work

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current working directory is on a vfat or ntfs filesystem
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 00:22:24 +0200

> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:00:52 -0500
> Does anyone here have a vfat/ntfs partition for investigating this bug?

There's no need to investigate, as the problem is clearly evident:
Windows-based filesystems don't allow certain characters in file
names, and `*' is one of these characters.  So a file name such as
`#*scratch*#20913s5z#' is not allowed.

To properly fix such a problem, Emacs needs to know the type of
filesystem of a file.  Then we could employ the same technique as the
Windows port does now, but conditioned by the filesystem, not the OS.

However, I don't think we have infrastructure for querying the file
about its filesystem type, do we?

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