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Re: Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

Hi Corinna,

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> alias vpnup='exec sudo openvpn --config ~/config/client.vpn --writepid /tmp/ &'
>> While this worked perfectly under Ubuntu, I've had to make up a customized
>> version for Windows:
>> alias vpnupwin='cd c:/home/sva/config; openvpn --config client.vpn --writepid c:/cygwin/tmp/ &'
> Don't use Win32 paths.  Use POSIX paths:
>   alias vpnupwin='cd /cygdrive/c/home/sva/config; openvpn --config client.vpn --writepid /cygdrive/c/cygwin/tmp/ &'

But, if I write it like that, this never will work under Ubuntu, does it?  Or
is it possible with some "mount" magic to void the prefix "/cydgrive/c"?

My goal is to have just 1 alias that would work both under Win32 (Cygwin) and
Ubuntu, having the files located in the same place (relative to my home dir).

I also tried you suggestion for another command, which was:

    perl C:/home/sva/src/csv2ledger/ -f $FileMatches -i $tmpfile.clean

This works fine under Cygwin right now.

Rewritten with POSIX paths:

    perl /cygdrive/c/home/sva/src/csv2ledger/ -f $FileMatches -i $tmpfile.clean

It does not work anymore...

Best regards,

Sebastien Vauban

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