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[Rdiff-backup-bugs] [bug #24100] Can't specify the root directory ('c:\'

From: Anders Hellstrand
Subject: [Rdiff-backup-bugs] [bug #24100] Can't specify the root directory ('c:\') as src in native win32 binary.
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:20:11 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; sv-SE; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3

Follow-up Comment #23, bug #24100 (project rdiff-backup):

Hi Andrew,

Now I know more and it seems to work good with / instead of .

In your first reply you asked me to try with / instead of  and I did, however
I did one serious mistake when doing that test. I only had access to one drive
on that computer and did something simlar to this: "rdiff-backup -v5 c:/
c:/tmp24" which didn't work as I replied but the reason is that it is on the
same drive and not because of the regular slash.

If I do the same thing but between different drives it works ("rdiff-backup
-v5 d:/ c:/tmp25") which solves the problem if the user are aware of inverting
slashes from standard windows syntax, espacially when it's a trailing slash
from a root folder.  

But, that is not a problem when it's documented which I know you already have
done (six days after that this bug report was written according to CVS). 

I'm sorry to have bothered you with this discussion but I guess we have
learned something and other users might find the thread in the future if they
encounter the same problem as I did (and they didn't read the

You may close the bug report if you like. Have a nice weekend!

Thanks / Anders


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