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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject [Fwd: os-windows/1558: Alias to other drives gives error 404]
Date Sat, 27 Dec 1997 17:44:27 GMT wrote:
> Synopsis: Alias to other drives gives error 404
> State-Changed-From-To: feedback-analyzed
> State-Changed-By: ben
> State-Changed-When: Sat Dec 27 09:21:06 PST 1997
> State-Changed-Why:
> Actually, it doesn't work. Nor will "Alias /fred /" on a Unix
> box. This is because get_path_info() will strip a leading /
> if the path is simply "/" or "x:/". I'm working on a fix.

Arg! Fixing this ain't so easy. Firstly, get_path_info() is bugged, as
noted above. I stuck this in (at the beginning) in an attempt to fix it:

#ifdef WIN32
    /* I want to be able to assume that the path has the form x:/stuff,
but I'm not sure it
    is always true. Assert it. [Ben] */
    ap_assert(path[1] == ':');

    /* Advance over trailing slashes ... NOT part of filename */

    for (cp = end;
#ifdef WIN32
	 cp > path+3
	 cp > path+1
	     && cp[-1] == '/'; --cp)

Nasty, huh? So, question one is: can I make the assumption I'm making?

Anyway, this half works - it stops the leading / from being stripped.
But, weirdly, Win32 returns an error if you try to stat "d:/" (or
"d:\"). Huh? What gives? Anyone got any ideas?

Also, whilst debugging, I noticed that os_canonical_filename() doesn't
work correctly if handed "/". Just thought I'd mention it!



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