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RE: Stray /c invoking robocopy
Thanks everyone; indeed, I have a /c mount. Sorry for the noise -- in
retrospect, the problem is obvious. I was thinking there was some kind of
weird cmd.exe special case. Sometimes it's hard to keep track of the
interaction of Windows and POSIX command-line conventions.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] [mailto:BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov]
> Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:36 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; 'Daniel Colascione'
> Subject: RE: Stray /c invoking robocopy
> Daniel Colascione sent the following at Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:04 PM
> >Where does the /c come from when I type "robocopy /?"?
> >When I type, at a bash prompt, "robocopy /?", robocopy complains about
> >an invalid parameter #1, "/c". With switches other than "/?", I don't
> >have a problem.
> Sounds like /cygdrive is mounted as /, which means C: is mounted as /c.
> Then bash interprets ? as the wildcard for a single character and C: is
> drive that shows up. Try "robocopy '/?'" or "robocopy /\?".
> As an experiment, try "echo /?" at a bash prompt. You should also see a
> that begins "none / cygdrive" in the output of "mount -m".
> - Barry
> Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.
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