Strict Mode for Client?

David Starks-Browning starksb at
Tue Feb 12 22:05:32 EST 2002

On Monday 11 Feb 02, tim.conway at writes:
> You're welcome.  Note to users:  I should have added this caveat.  this 
> works only on an NTFS volume.  I'm not sure what happens with a FAT, but i 
> know it wouldn't work.  I just don't know if something worse than failure 
> would happen.

Actually, using CYGWIN=ntea on a FAT volume will create a large file
that is *very* difficult to delete.  So don't do this.

(Cygwin FAQ maintainer)

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