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Re: The Cygwin User Guide on path names
Greetings, Linda Walsh!
> Andrey Repin wrote:
>> Greetings, Ken Brown!
>>> The documentation also says, "The usage of Win32 paths, though possible,
>>> is deprecated...." I wonder if this should be strengthened to say
>>> something like, "The usage of Win32 paths, though possible, is strongly
>>> deprecated and may be removed in a future release of Cygwin."
>> That would be the day Cygwin die for me.
>> With best regards, Andrey Repin
>> Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:50:55
>> Sorry for my terrible english...
> Curious -- but why? How do you make use of win32 pathnames
> ( "C:\bin" versus "/bin" or "/c/bin" or "/cygdrive/c/bin" )
> depending on how your cygwin is configured).
I make use of win32 paths directly.
diff and grep are the most used tools.
> I'm wondering if maybe there is a misunderstanding?
I don't think so.
> For the most part -- many cygwin apps may not work
> correctly if given a win32 path in the same place you'd
> put a *nix path due to the backslashes being turned into
> quote sequences.
That's too bad for such poor apps.
> I mean, you can't type:
>> ls C:\bin
> (instead of )
>> ls /c/bin
I don't really need LS, though… Not with a file list readily present in front
Though I sometimes use it to get a listing of current directory in a specific
format into a file or clipboard.
> and have it work, since the first would
> turn into: "ls C:bin" (or if the \b is taken
> as an escape sequence, it rings the bell, so it
> could be translated as "ls C:\008in". So I'm wondering
> where you know the backslash form would always work and
> wouldn't be mangled "somewhere"...? (If you see what
> I mean?)
Some apps (like diff/patch or grep) just work.
Other require a workaround (i.e. redirection in case of pngcrush).
With best regards,
Friday, August 26, 2016 05:48:42
Sorry for my terrible english...