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bug#10489: 24.0.92; dired-do-copy may create infinite directory hierarch


From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: bug#10489: 24.0.92; dired-do-copy may create infinite directory hierarchy
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 10:38:45 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> I don't think this will solves all the use cases.  File names are not
> strings, you cannot compare them as literal strings and hope to plumb
> all the leaks.
>
> Some situations which I think this patch will not handle correctly:
>
>  . file names with different letter-case on a case-insensitive file
>    system
>
>  . relative vs absolute file names
>
>  . file names that are hard links to the same directory (this includes
>    the infamous 8+3 short aliases on Windows)
>
> I didn't actually try the patch, so apologies if I missed something
> which makes these non-issues.
>
Here a version of the patch that use `equal' and handle also same error
on remotes files.
i.e (copy-directory "/sudo:host:/home/user/Test" "/home/user/Test")

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  Thierry
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