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RE: faq: why doesn't tilde expansion work in shell scripts in cygwin?
- From: Dan Kegel <dkegel at ixiacom dot com>
- To: 'Michael A Chase ' <mchase at ix dot netcom dot com>, Dan Kegel <dkegel at ixiacom dot com>, "''cygwin at cygwin dot com' '" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 24 Aug 2002 20:20:12 -0700
- Subject: RE: faq: why doesn't tilde expansion work in shell scripts in cygwin?
Say, it says in
that tilde expansion is required. Yet ash claims it is posix compliant.
Hrm. Somebody's wrong somewhere... maybe ash is only compliant to
an outdated posix version?
From: Michael A Chase
To: Dan Kegel; 'email@example.com'
Sent: 24.08.2002 19:49
Subject: Re: faq: why doesn't tilde expansion work in shell scripts in
On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 16:01:36 -0700 Dan Kegel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In all my shell scripts, I'm having to replace ~ with $HOME to
> get them to work under Cygwin. Seems a bit odd. Am I doing
> something wrong? This is with a fairly fresh installation
> of Cygwin on Win2K.
Which shell is being invoked for the scripts? If it is /bin/sh, ash
doesn't do tilde expansion.
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