[Win32utils-devel] Windows UNC's

Daniel Berger Daniel.Berger at qwest.com
Thu Nov 10 10:12:09 EST 2005


Hi Graham,

In that case I'll have to redefine File.delete and Dir.rmdir in the win32-file 
package and win32-dir packages, respectively.

Please add a feature request on the project page so I don't forget.  I should 
have it done this weekend.

Dan

Foster, Graham wrote:
> I want to create a long UNC based path.. Server and top level will exist,
> but subdirectories won't (FileUtils.mkdir_p fails with a unc). I'd like to
> remove a none empty filetree from a UNC (FileUtils.rm fails with a unc). I'd
> like to recursively copy a filetree to a destination (FileUtils.cp_r fails
> with a UNC)
> 
> All work with mapped drive letters... So I need to create / re-use a drive
> mapping and then iterate through my 1.7Tb of data.
> 
> I tried rio, and that doesn't work with drive letters, let alone UNC's :-)
> Graham
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Berger, Daniel [mailto:Daniel.Berger at qwest.com] 
> Sent: 10 November 2005 14:52
> To: Foster, Graham
> Subject: RE: Windows UNC's
> 
> 
> Hi Graham,
> 
> The win32-file package handles UNC paths for those methods that I've
> redefined, not all File methods.  What method in particular are you
> trying to use?
> 
> Dan
> 
> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Foster, Graham [mailto:graham_foster at merck.com] 
>>Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:37 AM
>>To: Berger, Daniel
>>Subject: Windows UNC's
>>
>>
>>Hi Daniel
>>
>>As the "guru" on all things Windows & Ruby I hope you can 
>>answer a quick question.
>>
>>It seems that the Ruby FileUtils module doesn't understand 
>>UNC's, and only works with mapped drives. (Ruby 
>>out-of-the-box doesn't seem to understand most things Windows 
>>in fact! - so much for cross platform)
>>
>>Which Ruby module(s) do I need to dynamically map drive 
>>letters please. (I couldn't see it in the Win32/File module either)
>>
>>Thx
>>Graham
>>
>>
>>
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