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Re: bash, javac and that pesky slash.
- To: Craig MacFarlane <craigm at chemconnect dot com>
- Subject: Re: bash, javac and that pesky slash.
- From: Chris Faylor <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 12:55:39 -0500
- Cc: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <388C8C72.8BB82F3E@chemconnect.com>
- Reply-To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
On Mon, Jan 24, 2000 at 09:31:30AM -0800, Craig MacFarlane wrote:
>Sun's javac, in jdk1.2.1, seems to change the forward slashes used by
>bash to backward slashes used by windows.
>bash-2.02% javac -d //d/destdir/classes foo.java
>produces the error message
>The \\d\destdir\classes directory does not exist.
>Is there any way to use javac with bash while specifying destination
>dirs for your classes? It appears as though javac is trying to be too
>smart by substituting slashes.
Is there some reason why you're asking this question here rather than
in, say a Sun javac mailing list?
FYI, even if you could do something magical to javac to cause it
to emit forward slashes, it still would not understand the //d
drive syntax since this is cygwin specific. For an application
to understand cygwin drive specs, it would need to be linked with
the cygwin DLL.
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