Can't delete an old OpenJDK directory because of NUL files
peter.brunet at oracle.com
Wed Oct 27 18:09:47 UTC 2010
Hi Phil, It was from October, a year ago, b75 time. -Pete
Phil Race wrote:
> Not addressing the how to delete part, but hopefully this is a VERY
> old directory.
> I was getting these files back in the spring and fixed it in May
> in jdk/make/common/shared/Platform.gmk as thus :-
> --- a/make/common/shared/Platform.gmk
> +++ b/make/common/shared/Platform.gmk
> @@ -275,7 +275,12 @@ ifeq ($(PLATFORM), windows)
> ARCH_FAMILY = $(ARCH)
> # Where is unwanted output to be delivered?
> - DEV_NULL = NUL
> + # MKS uses the special file "NUL", cygwin uses the customary unix
> + ifeq ($(USING_CYGWIN),true)
> + DEV_NULL = /dev/null
> + else
> + DEV_NULL = NUL
> + endif
> export DEV_NULL
> # Classpath separator
> CLASSPATH_SEPARATOR = ;
> Pete Brunet wrote:
>> On WinXP I'm unable to delete an old OpenJDK directory because there are
>> a lot of files named NUL which Windows is not able to delete.
>> I can delete them by renaming them one by one with 'ren
>> \\.\c:\full_path\nul xyz' but that would take a long time. Is there a
>> command available in cygwin that will delete the directory? Cygwin rm
>> also fails to delete files named NUL.
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