RFR: JDK-8007897 Problems cleaning up a file named jdk/gensrc/java/nio/_the.. on Windows

David Holmes david.holmes at oracle.com
Fri Feb 21 07:17:04 UTC 2014

On 20/02/2014 11:22 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> During build, we create a touch file which is literally named '_the..'.
> While cygwin handles this without issues, Windows believes this to be a
> file with the extension "." and can't touch it, that is, not delete or
> move it.
> This patch renames this file (and others created at the same time) to
> have a proper extension (".marker"), which Windows deals with properly.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8007897
> WebRev:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8007897-make-file-has-illegal-name-in-window/webrev.01

I thought we had fixed this "years" ago!


> /Magnus

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