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Re: cygpath "$@" in a script: bug?

On Mon, 10 Mar 2003, Ralf Hauser wrote:

> in I thought to
> see how I should do this.
> The example works fine. But if I create a script that does
> the same
> echo "$@" | cygpath -w -f -
> and call it with
> testscript `/bin/ls /bin/ch*`
> I get
> C:\cygwin\bin\checkgid.exe \bin\chgrp.exe \bin\chmod.exe \bin\chown.exe
> \bin\chroot.exe
> is it possible that it chokes upon missing newlines (CR/LF)?

Yes, it needs the newlines (LF is enough, I think).
But if you have the arguments properly quoted already, why not
'for f in "$@"; do cygpath -w "$f"; done'?

> Or even worse if I put in the long path:
> testscript `/bin/ls /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/ch*`
> cygpath: error converting "/cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/checkgid.exe
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/chgrp.exe /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/chmod.exe
> /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/chown.exe /cygdrive/c/cygwin/bin/chroot.exe"
> or yet worse when I do that on my desktop with three test files a.txt,
> aa.txt and aaa.txt:
> rhauser at PC:/<3>rhauser/Desktop>
> testscript `ls /cygdrive/c/Docume~1/rhauser/Desktop/a*.txt`
> c:\Docume~1\rhauser\Desktop\a.txt
> \cygdrive\c\Docume~1\rhauser\Desktop\aa.txt
> \cygdrive\c\Docume~1\rhauser\Desktop\aaa.txt
> so the first path is converted properly while number 2 and 3 are wrong?
> Any thoughts?
>         Ralf

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