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Re: How to (dynamically) control Unix/Dos PATH-like variable tran slation
- To: Earnie Boyd <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: How to (dynamically) control Unix/Dos PATH-like variable tran slation
- From: Jan Vicherek <cygwin-user at ied dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 13:37:16 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > Also, most Cygwin programs should be able to deal just fine with Windows
> > style paths. So, just use those.
> Just want to emphasize this point. I think it was missed.
Unfortunately the programs that I'm using under cygwin are simply ports
of traditional Unix programs that had not had a thought in its design for
translating paths on input/output, plus they take the input path params,
and use them internaly as strings to determine how exactly they are going
to operate, and expect them in the unix format.
Also I still cannot accept "Modify all the programs that run under
cygwin to deal with path format inconsistencies, instead of modyfying just
cygwin to prepare the paths for all those programs, on as-required basis."
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