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Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Behavior of directory-files on Windows
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 19:20:55 +0200

> From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2011 15:39:41 +0100
> Cc: address@hidden
> 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.

Right.  DJGPP, the development environment used to build the DOS port
of Emacs, actually _invents_ these two entries in the root of each
drive, to avoid the unpleasant surprises like the one Thierry just

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