[jcifs] getCanonicalPath()

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Jan 20 15:35:00 GMT 2006


I was just re-searching an old issue back from 2004, see 

> Julian Reschke said:
>> Note that for java.io.File, getCanonicalPath changes it's value
>> depending on whether a remote file with the same (or "similar") name
>> exists.
> Ok, now I understand. And I agree the behavor you describe would be
> better. But I believe it would require walking the path and resolving each
> component. I'll look into it but if canonicalization means N extra round
> trips to the server where N is the number of components in the path it may
> not be very practical. There might be a CIFS command to assist with this.
> ...
> Thanks,
> Mike

Does anybody remember whether there have been changes in the 
getCanonicalPath() implementation since then?

Best regards, Julian

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