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From Peter Donald <dona...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Delete.java --> Re: delete error
Date Wed, 22 Aug 2001 15:19:41 GMT
Hi,

The problem is that on quite a few different OSes the canonical and absolute 
paths may differ. In particular case-insensitive file systems reak havoc and 
are available on all major OSes. I am not sure there is a maintainable way of 
doing this at the java level.

However several people have asked for this and other system specific stuff. 
Most of this stuff can be got at Posix level ... maybe for Ant2 we could have 
a small wrapper around native code that twiddled with OS level things such as 
this .. not sure.

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

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