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Re: Why are Windows paths broken in make 3.81?

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 26, 2006 at 10:12:51AM -0600, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> >>Yes. See <>.
> >>If you are using a POSIX-like "OS" (i.e. Cygwin), you should be using
> >>POSIX paths. That's not an inconvenience, that's called writing a bad
> >>makefile. If you aren't using Cygwin for the POSIX environment, you
> >>should be using MinGW.
> >
> >I see.  Unfortunately, I am trying to use cygwin to make my life
> >easier on Windows, but I am still constrained to use windows programs.
> >Many of them cannot use the cygwin paths, but require a path like
> >"c:/my/path.exe".  It will be very difficult to switch back and forth
> >between path representations.  I guess I do need to look into MinGW.
> Maybe someone here would be willing to post a sed transformation which
> would change c:\some\dos\path to /cygdrive/c/some/dos/path.

Here you go:

sed -e 's/\\/\\\\/g;s/^/cygpath /;e'

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