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- From: Greg Fenton <greg_fenton at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 10:09:11 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Path separator
I am looking to enhance SWISH-E ( http://www.swish-e.org )to support
Cygwin. It builds and runs just fine, but internally the code takes a
configuration parameter and if it is a shell-command, converts all of
the "/" characters to "\".
For example, if IndexDir is set to "c:/swish-e/bin/spider.pl", then
this gets converted to "c:\swish-e\bin\spider.pl" and gets passed to
This works well for running within the Win32 environment, but causes
problems within Cygwin (Cannot execute "c:swish-ebinspider.pl").
Currently the code simply has:
make_windows_path( cmd );
and make_windows_path() blindly replaces '/' for '\'.
I'd like to have one binary support both Cygwin and native Win32
environments. Suggestions on the "cleanest" way?
I figure that I can either:
- detect at runtime whether we're in Cygwin (how?)
- use an environment variable to determine the appropriate path
separator (is there one?)
Thanks in advance,
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