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Re: How to consider filenames containing "::" character sequence ?

From: Bobsky
Subject: Re: How to consider filenames containing "::" character sequence ?
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 07:55:23 -0700 (PDT)

Hi ! Thanks for the answers ...
I've already tried the backslash but it does not work. But I've done some
new investigation. The problem is solved by :
- using backslash (foo\:\:bar.ext) : but doing only this it causes new
problem executing "make dist" because it seems to expand this name as
foo\\:\\:bar.ext during the copy and cp does not find the file ....
- patching the "distdir' target from autoconf replacing the "cp -p ...." by
sh -c "cp -p ...." ...
Unfortunately, I can't do this considering that the files won't be used on
machines with my patched version of autotools ...
If no other idea, I think that I'm going to simply write a non-generatted
Makefile for the directory where are those files (only one directory in the
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