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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Bounty for tla on win32

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Bounty for tla on win32
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 11:47:20 +0200
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On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 11:37:25 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 11:09, Jan Hudec wrote:
> > Why is this actualy needed? diff and patch are always called for
> > a single file and diff always gets the -L (label) option. So just make
> > sure that diff and patch get the filename in compressed form and the
> > label in uncompressed.
> The cleanest way to teach diff and patch about the compressed paths is
> to make them use hackerlab. That also has the additional benefit of
> allowing them to work with long pathnames on NTFS etc. depending on how
> hackerlab is compiled.

Well, the NTFS long paths might be worth it. But strictly speaking, tla
itself does not require them to understand the compressed paths, because
the names used in diff header are set separately and not used anyway. It
will be nice for the user, of course.

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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