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Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:17:14 +0100
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Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 13:54, Thierry Volpiatto
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> If I do:
>> (directory-files "c:/")
>> The "c:/." and "c:/.." candidates are omitted
> Assuming C:/ is really the root of your Windows' installation drive,
> it does not have the . and .. entries (try doing "dir /a:" in C:\ and
> in a subdirectory). So they are not omitted, they just are not there.
Ok, I see now, thanks.

>> However if I do (directory-files "x:/")
>> The "x:/." and "x:/.." candidates are present as expected.
> What is X:/ in your system? A remote directory, a symlink, junction,
> subst, a removable drive?

It is a special volume that is used by Virtualbox as a shared directory
between host and guest.

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