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Perplexing message on bash shell start up
- From: Ifan Llwyd <ifan dot llwyd at yahoo dot co dot uk>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:23:45 +0100 (BST)
- Subject: Perplexing message on bash shell start up
- Reply-to: Ifan Llwyd <ifan dot llwyd at yahoo dot co dot uk>
This is not a major problem, but I thought Iâd report it for the curiosity value.
On starting a bash shell (in xterm which is probably not relevant) I got the following message:
Â MS-DOS style path detected: /cygdrive/c/Users/.../Repos/scripts/Home/.bashrc
Â Preferred POSIX equivalent is: /cygdrive/c/Users/.../Repos/scripts/Home/.bashrc
Â CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this warning.
Â Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:
GNU bash, version 4.1.10(4)-release (i686-pc-cygwin)
The puzzling point being that the âPreferred POSIX equivalentâ is identical to the remarkably Cygwin like âMS-DOS style path detectedâ.
I am pretty sure this happens because I use a MKLINK symbolic link in %HOME% to reference my .bashrc inside a repository.
I do not use a Cygwin symbolic link so that MINGW bash can find my .bashrc as well.
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