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using cygpath & make
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- Subject: using cygpath & make
- From: "ASH, JAMES (SBCSI)" <ja7295 at sbc dot com>
- Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 16:32:43 -0500
I'm using cygwin to develop applications that will be portable between by
laptop and the various Unix boxes that we support. I would like to use
cygpath to manage my path, classpath etc.
I read this in the user guide on cygpath:
"The -i option supresses the print out of the usage message if no filename
argument was given. It can be used in make
file rules converting variables to a proper format"
This is exactly what I want to use cygpath for - specifically managing
CLASSPATH in my make files. But as there is no example, I am at a loss as to
how to go about doing this.
I put together a simple target to illustrate what I am trying to do.
NEW_FLAGS=`cygpath -p -w /usr/local/bis`; echo new_flags is:
when I run 'make mytemp' , I get:
$ make mytemp
NEW_FLAGS=`cygpath -p -w /usr/local/bis`; echo new_flags is:""
NEW_FLAGS appears to be empty.
running cygpath -p -w /usr/local/bis from the command line gives me:
which is correct.
Can someone explain what the user guide is trying to tell me about how to
use cygpath in a makefile? What am I missing??
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