Pathnames with backslash

Fifer, Eric
Wed May 3 07:04:00 GMT 2000

There was a change in the behavior of pathnames beginning
with the Apr-13 snapshot.  Now, it seems that anything with
a backslash in it is considered a Win32 path:

  $ cygpath -w '/cygdrive/c\cygnus'

  $ cygpath -w '/cygdrive/c/cygnus'

Before Apr-13 these produced the same results.

I had been assuming that slash and backslash were interchangeable
in Cygwin.  Is this an intentional/desirable change?


Eric Fifer

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