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Id: 29015
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Requestors: dagolden [...] cpan.org
jkeenan [...] cpan.org
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Subject: tmpdir() on Cygwin needs filetest pragma
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The -x functions on Cygwin can fail when used against windows filesystem paths. I observed this failure in tmpdir(), as -w 'C:\Temp' returns the empty string. As a result, tmpdir doesn't respect the value of $ENV{TMPDIR} if that is a path back to the Windows filesystem. Here is a simplified example from the Cygwin command line of the problem and the result using filetest: $ perl -e 'print -w "c:\\temp"' $ perl -e 'use filetest qw/access/; print -w "c:\\temp"' 1
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On Mon Aug 27 10:26:50 2007, DAGOLDEN wrote: Show quoted text
> The -x functions on Cygwin can fail when used against windows filesystem > paths. I observed this failure in tmpdir(), as -w 'C:\Temp' returns the > empty string. As a result, tmpdir doesn't respect the value of > $ENV{TMPDIR} if that is a path back to the Windows filesystem. > > Here is a simplified example from the Cygwin command line of the problem > and the result using filetest: > > $ perl -e 'print -w "c:\\temp"' > > $ perl -e 'use filetest qw/access/; print -w "c:\\temp"' > 1 >
David, Do these problems persist for you on more recent versions of Perl on Cygwin? Thank you very much. Jim Keenan
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #29015] tmpdir() on Cygwin needs filetest pragma
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:39:41 -0500
To: bug-PathTools [...] rt.cpan.org
From: David Golden <dagolden [...] cpan.org>
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On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 8:06 PM, James E Keenan via RT <bug-PathTools@rt.cpan.org> wrote: Show quoted text
> Do these problems persist for you on more recent versions of Perl on Cygwin?
I haven't touched Cygwin in years, so I have no idea. Sorry. -- David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org> Take back your inbox! → http://www.bunchmail.com/ Twitter/IRC: @xdg


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