B20: Bug? backslashes and stars within args of ls

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Wed Mar 31 19:45:00 GMT 1999

On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 07:51:26AM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>---"Waldor Michael (K3/EMW4)" <Michael.Waldor@de.bosch.com> wrote:
>> not ok: ls c:\\temp\\f*
>> //i/programme/mm3/util/ls: c:\temp\f*: No such file or directory
>Yep.  This is a bug.

Well, that's debatable.  cygwin is supposed to be emulating a UNIX
environment.  '\' is not a directory specifier in UNIX.  The glob code
in cygwin does not recognize it as such so it will not expand wildcards

If we make '\' a directory specifier then we break the 'quoting' capabilities
of that character.  So, it's not a change that will be made lightly.


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