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Re: readshortcut app for cygutils
Jörg Schaible wrote:
About the app itself: I think it should provide the result in either
unix format (-u/--unix) or windows format (-w/--windows), without
requiring cygpath.exe -- instead, use the cygwin functions
cygwin_conv_to_posix_path() and cygwin_conv_to_win32_path().
I don't think so. Look at the code of cygpath and you'll see that these two
functions are only one half of the functionality. If Rob has to provide -w
someone will ask for absolute paths or short names, etc. So better have
a posixish tool and use cygpath for general conversion.
Just my 2c (Cygpath contributor).
So you're saying that the output should always be in unix format? I
would prefer that, too -- but the original example gave the output in
full windows non-backslashified program-space-files glory...
Please, somebody, please, find the nitwit back in 1989 who thought it'd
be a great idea to show off the nifty new space-allowed file name
convention in windows3.0 by requiring all programs to be installed into
a "Program Files" directory...
I can't think of a more deserving guy for the "sign him up on every
porn-spam mailing list on the planet" treatment...