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RE: MSYS path behavior in Cygwin
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 16:36:37 -0000
- Subject: RE: MSYS path behavior in Cygwin
On 30 January 2006 16:25, tom wrote:
> That said, one thing I loved about msys is the ability to pass a *nix
> style path and have it automatically converted, i.e. I could start gvim
> like so:
> gvim.exe /c/src/myfile.cs
> and the path would convert to 'C:\src\myfile.cs' for the windows exe.
> I know cygwin has the cygpath util to deal with this... But is there any
> way to get the MSYS automatic path conversion in Cygwin?
But cygwin apps understand *nix style paths natively! Perhaps you need to ask yourself _why_ you want to do what you want to
>I know Cygwin
> has 'MinGW runtime' library packages - Is there some way to use those
> libs in Cygwin to get the desired effect? Any insight?
Yes: MSYS is a fork of Cygwin, and that is why MSYS contains Cygwin's patch-converting magic.
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