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Re: [Bug-wget] wget IRI test failures on Mac OS X

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] wget IRI test failures on Mac OS X
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 19:39:10 +0300

> From: Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden>
> Cc: Ryan Schmidt <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 10:59:27 +0200
> After looking closer to this issue... it is a more general issue with file 
> systems that change/mangle the filenames. The wget test suite will likely 
> break on many such file systems. On (v)fat (e.g. 8.3 mangling), on hpfs also 
> due to lowercasing (see 'man mount' on linux). Also ntfs with certain 
> settings. 

There's no mangling I know about on VFAT filesystems, AFAIK.

> Anyone wants to implement a list of filesystems to switch off certain tests ?
> I personally see this a low priority issue.
> But I would happily accept any patches addressing it.

The usual way of handling this is with some kind of "file-truename"
system call.  E.g., the short 8+3 aliases on Windows can be run
through that to retrieve the original long file names.

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