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Re: cygwin unix commands in windows
- From: "Tom Lee" <tom_lee01 at hotmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 07:51:41 +0000
- Subject: Re: cygwin unix commands in windows
thanks for your help.
> after further study, I noticed that using "c:/directory" works fine with
> my tests except tar.exe.
> I understand people here may like /cygdrive/c more than c:/. Just want
> to know if it is an accident feature that all other commands can work
> with c:/ except tar?
You asked, so I'll answer. Yes, it is an accident that other tools
understand c:/. Cygwin operates on the philosophy that you should use
POSIX paths, aka /cygdrive/c (or if that is too much typing for you, read
'man mount' for how you can shorten it to /c, by remounting cygdrive as
is there a way to mount /cygdrive/c as /?
by default, c:/cygwin is mounted as /.
I really like the feature of "ls /" to display evevrything under c:/
Another example of a program that parses its arguments is make; you need
only read last months archives for the debate about make 3.80 vs. make
3.81 for proof that using DOS paths in cygwin programs is ASKING for
I just checked the debate. it looks a strong demand for supporting dos path.
A good lessen. I think I need to make a copy of these unix commands in case
the future release remove the support of "C:/". :)
Thanks for your tips.
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