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Re: Combining path components
Ken Brown-6 wrote:
> On 1/3/2012 9:32 PM, Radly wrote:
>> I just installed Cygwin, which I've used off and on since it was created.
>> I've been using MinGw for several months and have a .bashrc file that
>> up some environment variables for me to reduce the typing in some routine
>> tasks. The file has the following form, after modifying the first line
>> MinGw's format to Cygwin's:
>> export DD=/cygdrive/D/Common
>> export LL=$DD/labs
>> The intent is to make $LL refer to /cygdrive/D/Common/labs. If I execute
>> those commands at the bash prompt, I get the desired effect:
>> "echo $LL" produces "/cygdrive/D/Common/labs"
>> But when I do
>> $ . .bashrc (or ./.bashrc, either one)
>> $ echo $LL
>> I get
>> instead of
>> When I experiment with various paths for DD and LL, I see the following
>> pattern. The beginning of the DD string is overwritten with the LL
>> For instance, DD=/abcdef/ghi/jklmn; LL=/opqr yields
> Do you have CRLF line endings in your .bashrc? Try running dos2unix on
And that would be it! Thanks. I haven't had that problem in a long, long
time, and had forgotten how weirdly it could manifest itself. Thanks again!
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