Re: using "core" as directory name

Daniel Quinlan (
17 Jul 1995 03:32:31 -0700

awpguy <> writes:

> I have recently got the 1.3.8 kernel sources - it uses the name
> "core" for a directory (linux/net/core), I use cvs and this causes
> it some problems because it ignores some files this can be changed
> on the command line etc (although cvs is being stubborn at the
> moment) but it would make life easier if the name was changed (I've
> used "ncore").

Why? It's a bug in CVS that should be fixed *there*, not worked
around here. At the very least CVS should allow the default ignore
list to be ignored, should do type checking (file, directory, link,
device) on matches, and should possibly call file(1) to see if that's
really a core file (for example) at all.

Instead of renaming any directory named "core", please mail a bug
report to the CVS team at <> about this. I Cc'ed
them this message.


Daniel Quinlan          Member of the League for Programming Freedom