Cygwin, git and x: directory

Mark Levedahl
Fri Jul 12 16:12:00 GMT 2013

On 07/12/2013 08:42 AM, Mikko Rapeli wrote:
> (please Cc: me in replies, not subscribed to the lists)
> Hi Cygwin and git developers,
> Does following scenario show signs of bugs in Cygwin and/or git?
> # setup git repo
> $ cd /tmp
> $ mkdir foo && cd foo
> $ git init
> # create x: directory
> $ mkdir x:
> $ ls
> x:

I would report this on the Cygwin list, not here. Any use of dos file 
paths using a Cygwin tool is not recommended, officially only POSIX 
paths are supported. If cygwin's Cmake is generating dos style paths, 
that is a bug that needs reporting to the Cygwin list. Also, I'm not 
sure how the developers will react to mishandling a directory named x:, 
but the behaviour you see is a limitation of the Cygwin platform, not of 


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