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Re: a problem with search path? (was: Multiple backslashes)


Did you read the manual sections I referred you to?

CYGWIN=glob (withour without ":ignorecase") vs. CYGWIN=noglob _only_ 
pertains when a non-Cygwin process invokes a Cygwin binary.

Thus, "CYGWIN=[no]glob" is irrelevant when you're invoking a program 
(either Cygwin or Win32) from BASH (Cygwin).

You need to reason about what's happening, not try to apply a single 
cookbook formula. At a minimum, you must know how many times globbing (and, 
hence, escaping) will be applied to any given string.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 01:31 2002-02-11, you wrote:
>Randall R Schulz <> writes:
> > I'm trying to help you, but you seem insistent on just declaring
> > Cygwin buggy. It is not and it is possible for you to resolve the
> > problem. I gave you all the information you need to do so.
> >
> > One last time, I'll answer your points...
>Randall, of course it's up to you whether to answer or not. Nonetheless, 
>thank you for your comments. For everyone else, I don't claim that cygwin 
>is buggy (although it might be the case). I just trying to understand 
>what's going on and how to solve my very problems. Randall's advice to add 
>CYGWIN=noglob _partially_ solves them (yes, really, it makes 2 BS 
>sufficient then 'bash -c "ls c:\\"' is called via syscall 
>CreateProcess()). But:
>How to write the following command with _backslashes_ to make it work? 
>Suppose we launch it from bash:
>bash-2.05$ bash -c "ls c:\\\\cygwin\\\\bin\\\\ls.exe"
>bash-2.05$ bash -c "c:\\\\cygwin\\\\bin\\\\ls.exe"
>bash: c:\cygwin\bin\ls.exe: command not found
>CYGWIN=noglob does _not_ help.
>How many backslahes should I put there? But please check that it _really_ 
>works before answering.
>Hope to hear from you soon,

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