[patch 8/8] Convert between Windows and Unix paths directly on command line

Daniel Colascione dan.colascione@gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 21:09:00 GMT 2010

On 11/2/2010 1:59 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
> I'm not so convinced about this one, particularly about the fact that it
> consumes a default binding rather than requiring explicit effort to enable.

It does require explicit effort: you have to type the key sequence.
There are lots of useful functions used by nobody except the half-dozen
people who know about inputrc. It's easy to tell users to type a certain
key sequence.

As for consuming a binding: rl_bind_key_if_unbound_in_map(), as the name
would suggest, defers to user-specified keybindings, and C-x C-w isn't
taken by anything by default. It's a convenient key sequence, and the
Emacs command bound to it, write-file, doesn't make any sense in a
readline context.

Doing this substitution directly on the command line is a hell of a lot
more convenient than using editing commands to wrap a word in $(cygpath
-w ...).

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