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RE: file-truename, convert-standard-filename

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: file-truename, convert-standard-filename
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 15:51:07 -0800

> You never apply convert-standard-filename to the name of an existing
> file, since by definition this file name already fits the current OS
> (otherwise it would not exist).

Which would not exist - the file or the file name?

How to know whether the name is for an existing file? Are you suggesting testing
it first using `file-exists-p', just to know whether to call c-s-f?

In the comparison I'm doing, I don't know what the file names to be compared
will be. I don't know whether they will correspond to existing files. I want to
compare the names without trying to access the files (or even call

Sorry, I still don't quite understand.

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