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Re: How to (dynamically) control Unix/Dos PATH-like variable translation
- To: Glen Coakley <gcoakley at mqsoftware dot com>
- Subject: Re: How to (dynamically) control Unix/Dos PATH-like variable translation
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 13:11:53 -0500
- CC: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- References: <E1B42CFD544FD31193EE0000E87C5CE799B4B9@mailserver2.mqsoftware.com>
- Reply-To: Earnie Boyd <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Glen Coakley wrote:
> > From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > 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.
> > Earnie.
> Other users will have to try their OS to find out where else this works.
> but, I just tried using POSIX paths on my Win2000 box and they work just
> fine in cygwin or the Command Prompt. My cygwin root is d:\cygwin. I can
> reference this from a Win2000 command prompt window or a Cygwin bash shell
> as either //d/cygwin or /d/cygwin.
As we've stated before DON'T USE //d/ to refer to disk drives, it is
deprecated and will be going away. You should be able to use
/cygdrive/d/cygwin or d:/cygwin or if you modify the cygdrive-prefix to
/ you can also use /d/cygwin.
A word of caution about the use of d:/cygwin: The default processing
mode is text. I.E. Line endings are \r\n not \n regardless of all other
P.S.: Order changed to allow for conversational flow.
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