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Re: cygpath patch
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: Joshua Franklin <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 13:33:38 -0500
- Subject: Re: cygpath patch
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sounds like a great idea to me. Note however, than symbolic links are
implemented using windows shortcuts, so:
ln -s foo.html `cygpatch -P`/foo_help.html
will do what you want.
Joshua Franklin wrote:
> I've put together a prospective patch to cygpath that
> adds 4 new options:
> -D|--desktop print `Desktop' directory
> -E|--alldesktop print (all users') `Desktop'
> -P|--smprograms print Start Menu `Programs'
> -Q|--allsmprograms print (all users') Start Menu
> `Programs' directory
> I'm not at all sure on the names. -D and -P make sense
> to me, but the other two are
> just the next letter alphabetically. For example, the
> -E option on my machine outputs:
> $ ./cygpath.exe -E
> /c/Documents and Settings/All Users/Desktop
> This patch would make possible things like:
> $ ln -s /usr/doc/mutt-1.2.5i/html/manual.html
> "$(./cygpath.exe -D)"/mutt-manual.html
> from scripts without worrying about whether the
> Desktop directory is the same on the machine
> you're writing it for.
> My only question is whether I would need to change the
> output of -v or if that's done internally:
> $ ./cygpath.exe -v
> Cygwin path conversion version 1.1
> Copyright 1998,1999,2000,2001 Red Hat, Inc.
> Well, and I guess I am also asking whether this is a
> stupid idea and I should use this only on
> my own machine, or else to send in the patch. :)
> My eventual goal was to make it possible to link FAQs
> (local or online), manuals, or executables
> (rxvt) to the "Cygwin" Start Menu folder (if it
> exists) from postinstall scripts. But it looks like ln
> only link files with no options allowed. I see in the
> setup.exe code that there is a "mklink2.c" that
> accomplishes what I'd been wanting. Is there any
> cygwin util that utilizes this code or should I
> roll my own?
> Joshua Daniel Franklin
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