readshortcut app for cygutils

Charles Wilson
Thu Sep 4 06:29:00 GMT 2003

Jörg Schaible wrote:

> Hi Chuck,
>>About the app itself: I think it should provide the result in either 
>>unix format (-u/--unix) or windows format (-w/--windows), without 
>>requiring cygpath.exe -- instead, use the cygwin functions 
>>cygwin_conv_to_posix_path() and cygwin_conv_to_win32_path().
> I don't think so. Look at the code of cygpath and you'll see that these two
> functions are only one half of the functionality. If Rob has to provide -w
> someone will ask for absolute paths or short names, etc. So better have
> a posixish tool and use cygpath for general conversion.
> Just my 2c (Cygpath contributor).

So you're saying that the output should always be in unix format?  I 
would prefer that, too -- but the original example gave the output in 
full windows non-backslashified program-space-files glory...

Please, somebody, please, find the nitwit back in 1989 who thought it'd 
be a great idea to show off the nifty new space-allowed file name 
convention in windows3.0 by requiring all programs to be installed into 
a "Program Files" directory...

I can't think of a more deserving guy for the "sign him up on every 
porn-spam mailing list on the planet" treatment...


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