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Re: Windows7 broke DRIVELETTER:/path on cmdline of non-cygwin exe
- From: Warren Young <warren at etr-usa dot com>
- To: Cygwin-L <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2012 22:04:12 -0600
- Subject: Re: Windows7 broke DRIVELETTER:/path on cmdline of non-cygwin exe
- References: <20120403055503.GA6387@raf.org> <4F7AD7F3.email@example.com> <20120404003419.GA16890@raf.org> <4F7B9F99.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 4/3/2012 7:10 PM, Eliot Moss wrote:
Except you wrote F:/blah which is *not* a Windows
path. F:\blah is ...
Actually, forward slashes are legal path separators in Windows, and have
been going back to the earliest days of MS-DOS: http://goo.gl/rm1EJ
This is why you can't create a file or folder in Windows containing a
forward slash to this day. The compatibility behavior documented in
that blog post requires that Microsoft reserve this character as
"special" as long as the behavior exists.
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