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# Re: Is it possible to convert from dos to unix path and back?

• From: Barry Kelly <bkelly dot ie at gmail dot com>
• To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
• Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 16:57:51 +0000
• Subject: Re: Is it possible to convert from dos to unix path and back?
• References: <20503937.post@talk.nabble.com>

```R. Lewis wrote:

> Some of the commands we "launch" from a cygwin bash shell only understand
> the Dos path convention since they are native window's executables.  Is
> there a "conversion" command I can call to go from a Unix path to a Dos path
> and back?
>
> Example:
>      Cygwin path: /cygdrive/c/'Program Files'/Prod123/something.dat
>
>      After converting it becomes -> Dos path: c:\Program
> Files\Prod123\something.dat

cygpath

your/windows/program "\$(cygpath -w "/your/path/here")"

-- Barry

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