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Re: cygwin and long filenames with spaces
It sounds like you have an alias or shell procedure standing in for the
built-in "cd" command.
What output does this command produce:
type -a cd
If it's not the built-in (i.e., the preceding command produces something
other than just "cd is a shell builtin"), then make sure that alias or
procedure is defined in such a way to tolerate spaces and meta-characters
in its argument.
Mountain View, CA USA
At 01:59 2002-08-09, Chris Game wrote:
In an earlier post, Christopher Faylor said...
> You're doing it from bash. I assumed that the person was having
> problems from the command shell since they said "MS-Windows". But,
> on reflection, there is no guarantee that's the case here. Not enough
I think I said 'bash' in the OP.
> When there is a UNIX shell involved the quoting rules follow whatever
> the UNIX shell uses (as you know). When there is no UNIX shell involved
> then cygwin itself tries to do something halfway intelligent with the
> Anyway, with luck, one of our responses should have answered the
Well, 'ls "/cygdrive/c/Program Files" ' works but 'cd
"/cygdrive/c/Program Files" ' doesn't! The message comes back:
bash: cd: /cygdrive/c/Program: No such file or directory
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