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Re: gnuplot won't work with new net release

On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 06:09:40PM -0700, Tom Weichmann wrote:
>I am not sure what you mean.  I opened up a dos prompt and tried 
>cd /tmp and received an invalid switch error.

/tmp is a valid Windows path.  The Windows command shell may not
recognize it but it is a valid path name and many programs, especially
ones with UNIX origins will properly understand it whether they are
cygwin programs or not.

/tmp (or \tmp) refers to the tmp directory at the root of the current
drive.  So, if you are running on your "D:" drive, you just have to create
a d:\tmp directory.  This should be recognized by a non-cygwin program
as being equivalent to /tmp.

>I was hoping that there was some kind of work around for this, but I
>can not think of anything.  Is there any way to set the CYGWIN env
>variable to prevent this translation of file names?

Do you think that I would have been making alternate suggestions if
there was some "work around" for this?

The best workaround is to compile the program using cygwin.


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