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Re: cygpath -u doesn't seem to convert spaces properly
- From: Jerome Fong <jfong at successmetricsinc dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 17:18:34 -0700
- Subject: Re: cygpath -u doesn't seem to convert spaces properly
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It seems to be a quoting problem. This is what I was doing:
$ ttt="$(cygpath -u "$JAVA_HOME")"
$ echo $ttt
$ cd $ttt
bash: cd: /cygdrive/c/Program: No such file or directory
$ cd "$ttt"
Is is possible to setup the variable to not require the double quotes?
Since my other method doesn't require the double quotes, it would
make the scripting much easier. I wouldn't need to keep track of which
variables I had to double quote.
$ tttt="$(cygpath -u "$(cygpath -m -s "$JAVA_HOME")")"
$ echo $tttt
$ cd $tttt
Notice that I can use $tttt directly without have to use the double quote.
Jerome Fong wrote:
I am trying to use cygpath -u to convert my windows path to an unix path
in my shell script. However, it has problems with paths that has spaces
in it. For example, "cygpath -u c:\Program Files\Java" is converted to
/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java, which doesn't work. Is there a flag
that I am missing?
I came up with the following, but it seems wrong.
$ cygpath -u "$(cygpath -m -s "c:\Program Files\Java")"
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