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Re: Strange cd/CDPATH behavior
- To: Erik Nolte <enolte at campuspipeline dot com>, kulack at us dot ibm dot com
- Subject: Re: Strange cd/CDPATH behavior
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 11:19:15 -0700 (PDT)
- Cc: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
--- Erik Nolte <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > The obvious answer is to stop using DOS style paths with cygwin cd's.
> > > Unfortunately, what I'm really doing is "cd $SRC_PATH" where SRC_PATH is
> > > "W:/src". SRC_PATH must be a DOS style path to keep javac and other
> > > windows-based software happy (they can't grok paths without drive
> > letters).
> > Use cygpath...
> > >cygpath -u -p c:/
> > /
> > In your example, something like:
> > cd $(cygpath -u -p $SRC_PATH)
> > would probably work.
> I wish I could, unfortunately the cd's are inside makefiles and scripts that
> run both on cygwin/NT/Win2K and on Solaris. And the Suns aren't too happy
> about cygpath. I can hack around the problem by unsetting CDPATH or
> creating a SHELL_SRC_PATH (/c) and a APP_SRC_PATH (c:/). The interesting
> thing is that B20.1 didn't exhibit the problem. How compatible should 1.1.4
> be with B20.1?
> I'm under the impression that B20.1 is obsolete and that Cygnus (or at least
> the cygwin developers) would prefer people using 1.1.x. Is that true or
> should we wait until 2.0?
Waiting isn't going to fix any problems. Changes, IIRC, make itself changed
versions. I can successfully `cd c:/temp' from the bash prompt so that itself
isn't a problem. You mention that you have CDPATH set, what is it set to? If
CDPATH itself contains a ":" character it is used as a list separator, so DOS
paths can't exist in CDPATH unless the "\" quoting character precedes the ":".
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