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Re: Reference to absolute path seems broken.
On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Mathijs Romans wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Eric Blake <ebb9@XXX.XXX> wrote:
> > According to Mathijs Romans on 2/29/2008 6:42 AM:
> > | (ERROR)
> > | Mathijs@chef /
> > | $ diff /Cygwin.bat Thumbs.db
> > | /usr/bin/diff: /Cygwin.bat: No such file or directory
> > |
> > | Notice the slash before Cygwin.bat. Is this normal?? Other commands
> > | such as 'ls' work fine.
> > The slash before the file name in the error message is normal - diff
> > uses the file name you typed in generating its message. However, why
> > the diff was unable to find the file by its absolute name is not
> > normal - I couldn't reproduce it, so there is something different
> > about your / than there is for mine. Running strace may shed some
> > light on this, as well.
> Thanks for your quick answer. I first tried to run strace which gave
> no output at all. Only then I realised there might be a windows
> command 'diff' and I was running that one. So I installed diffutils
> with the great Cygwin packagemanager. Then I got the strace output and
> the same error. Then I restarted Cygwin, and now the error is gone!
> Mathijs@chef /
> $ diff /Cygwin.bat Cygwin.ico
> Files /Cygwin.bat and Cygwin.ico differ
> The combination of posix/windows is terribly confusing for me
> sometimes. Thanks again for your help!
> > | Can somebody help me?
> > |
> > We need 'cygcheck -svr' output, as a text attachment, to learn more about
> > your /.
Note that the above would have probably shown a different "diff" in your
PATH. In general, if a command behaves in an unexpected way, check that
you're using the Cygwin version of that command (by using "which diff" or,
better yet, "type diff" in bash).
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