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Re: 'cygpath -ml <posix_8.3_path>' bug?

At 18:27 2003-03-19, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 06:25:14PM -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>At 17:59 2003-03-19, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 05:42:07PM -0800, Randall R Schulz wrote:
>>>Perhaps. In particular, if one uses Windows mode (instead of mixed
>>>mode) you get the result I think you were expecting (except, of course,
>>>for the orientation of the name separators).
>>Well, since POSIX doesn't have anything like "long file names" I think
>>you could say this isn't really a bug.  The -l is a no-op in this case.
>>Or one could always submit a patch...
>The ostensibly failing mode is conversion _to_ a Windows format, not to
>POSIX format.

I know.  The POSIX filename /cygdrive/c/docume~1 *is* exactly what you
see.  It doesn't have a "long equivalent".



This still doesn't make sense to me. Why does "-l" give a full Windows name while "-m" gives a DOS name?

It seems that either "-l" is doing something it shouldn't or "-m" is failing to do something it should.

Randall Schulz

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