Re: dirent.d_type is not working on Cygwin symbolic links.
- Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:17:19 +0100
- From: waterlan <waterlan@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: dirent.d_type is not working on Cygwin symbolic links.
Christian Franke schreef op 2017-01-29 12:15:
The dirent.d_type value for Cygwin symbolic links is 0 (DT_UNKNOWN).
The value is 10 (DT_LNK) for Windows native symbolic links. I think
d_type should be 10 for Cygwin symbolic links too.
The actual type should only be returned in dirent.d_type if the info
is available at very low cost. This is not the case for Cygwin
If DT_UNKNOWN is returned, lstat() must be called if type info is
Quote from Linux man page readdir(3):
"All applications must properly handle a return of DT_UNKNOWN."
See also thread starting at:
In this case I do not agree with this. Cygwin symbolic links are there
to emulate Linux symlinks. Therefore I expect the same behaviour.
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