disappearing repo history on samba server

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at cadifra.com
Wed Dec 8 05:43:54 CST 2010

On 2010-12-08 11:54, Joel B. Mohler wrote:
> On 12/7/2010 6:09 PM, Adrian Buehlmann wrote:
>> I guess the few remaining Mercurial developers who care about Windows
>> don't care that much about repos on Windows shares (although the unlink
>> "ghost file" problem doesn't even require a Windows share to happen,
>> yikes...).

> I'm not quite sure precisely what you meant by "windows share".

Your script contains:

>>    dir,file=r"\\tcpkal\downloads","test_links.txt"

That path is a UNC path, aka "windows share".

"downloads" is the share name on server "tcpkal"  [1]

It can be served by a windows computer or by samba [2] or by whatver
piece of software which implements the server side of the CIFS/SMB
protocol stack.

[2] http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages-3/smbd.8.html

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