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Re: get cygpath to leave relative paths as relative?

On Dec 11 21:25, Brent wrote:
> Corinna wrote:
> >This is not always possible when converting POSIX paths to Win32 paths
> >for a couple of reasons.  One reason is that a relative path might
> >contain symlinks, another one is that a path containing .. could cross
> >mount points.  To recognize both cases extra processing is necessary
> >which might convert the path to an absolute form.
> Thanks for responding.
> You use qualifiers like "not always possible" and "might".  Does that imply that cygpath CAN leave relative paths as relative under certain circumstances?

If you use "..", no.

> What I am seeing is that it always converts relative paths to absolute
> paths, even in cases that are outside the scenarios that you mention.

$ cygpath -w src/gawk
$ cygpath -w ../corinna/src/gawk

> In particular, I have no symlinks.  But I am not sure what you mean by
> "cross mount points.  Sorry for my ignorance [...]

Didn't you read the user's manual?


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