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

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: [gmane.emacs.bugs] Emacs fails to start properly if the current working directory is on a vfat or ntfs filesystem
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 17:30:11 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

If our initial attempt fails, we could silently try falling back to a
different format that is appropriate for Windows-based filesystems.

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