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Subject: Re: [boost] Windows Develop Tests Failing
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-14 14:05:55

Beman Dawes wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 8:26 PM, Niall Douglas
> <s_sourceforge_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> ... deleting a directory tree
> > which will randomly fail on Windows if you do it too quickly :).
> I've run into that several times, but only when TortoiseGit, or more
> precisely its cache, is running or was running very recently.

Antivirus programs are another common culprit. It's now almost considered
"good practice" on Windows to retry deletes a few times on failure.

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