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Re: Can not start UltraEdit using cygwin path

lin q wrote:
From: Brian Dessent lin q wrote:

>   If I run it with cygwin path like this,
> uedit /cygdrive/c/tmp/log
>   UltraEdit says the path is wrong.

UltraEdit is not a Cygwin application.  How on earth do you expect it to
understand something beginning in /cygdrive?  Look into cygpath.
I know cygpath, but it is easier to just type in DOS path than to use cygpath each time.

> Interesting enough, I have similar function for gvim, > > vi () > { > gvim $@ & > }

gvim is a Cygwin application.
I download gvim myself from vim web site and installed it, it is not the one in cygwin package. This is the reason I think the application does not have to be from cygwin package.

One non-Cygwin application that you may have been able to get to understand
some POSIX path does not mean any or all non-Cygwin applications will
understand all POSIX paths.  As Brian points out, you should not expect
non-Cygwin applications to understand POSIX paths.  If you want such ability,
you will need to build such applications with Cygwin's gcc/g++ (without the
-mno-cygwin flag).  FWIW, there is a gvim package for Cygwin.  This certainly
understand POSIX paths.

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