cygpath -w for non-existent server
Mon Dec 6 13:13:00 GMT 2010
On Dec 6 11:59, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 6 December 2010 11:34, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >> On Dec Â 4 06:35, Andy Koppe wrote:
> >> > $ cygpath -w //foo
> >> > cygpath: error converting "//foo" - No such file or directory
> >> >
> >> > Is that as intended?
> > [...]
> > - "//foo" is a virtual path, valid only in Cygwin. Â You can't access
> > Â "\\foo" in the Win32 API using file or directory access functions. Â It
> > Â just doesn't exist as a path. Â UNC paths are only valid with at least
> > Â two path components as in "\\server\share". Â Since "//foo" is a
> > Â virtual path, there's no Win32 equivalent. Â So, from the Windows
> > Â perspective there's "No such file or directory".
> Weird. "\\server" works fine in Explorer and also with cygstart, so I
> guess Explorer implements it as some sort of virtual directory.
> that enough reason to support it as a special case in the Cygwin path
Huh, now I see the problem. *Existing* virtual server-only paths
are converted, only non-existent aren't. I fixed that in CVS.
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