konqueror serious bug

Larry Howe larry.howe at comjet.com
Tue Nov 9 21:08:19 GMT 2004

Quoting Chris Gow <sniffy at rogers.com>:

> On November 9, 2004 02:19 pm, Zé wrote:
> > im using kde-3.3.1.
> > In konqueror i tried to create a folder name /temp but appeared a window
> > dialog asking to change the name because there was a file named temp.
> I've tried that before.
> >
> > This is absurd because konqueror is treating folders and files as being the
> > same thing.
> Uhh..no its not kde, but the OS. Try doing a mkdir in a shell; you'll get the
> same error. I have a general idea why this isn't possible in Unix, but I
> won't explain it here as I don't know the exact technical reasons why and I
> don't want to go about spreading incorrect information.
> >
> > Of course that would be possible to have a file names temp and also a
> > folder named temp.
> Oh, just an FYI, Windows doesn't allow you to do this either. At least not
> Win2k with NTFS.

In Unix and Linux, directories _are_ files. They are just files that happen to
contain directory information. This is, like, really, really basic.


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