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Re: cygpath compatiblity break (v2.1 -> v2.7)

Dear All, 

I tried to understand how the mailing list work, but I cannot find any thread number or message number from the following. 

Moreover we haven't discussed my issue with `cygpath` which is a serious compatibility break in my toolchain. Changing the executable doesn't change anything because I think `cygpath` is somehow linked to a Cygwin dll which have the bug. 

So two questions in this thread: 

1. How can I participate to the thread and use this mailing list properly? 
2. What workaround can I use with my Cypath issue?


From: Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca>
To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:37:34 -0600
Subject: Re: cygpath compatiblity break (v2.1 -> v2.7)
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Reply-to: Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca
On 2017-04-26 09:20, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 4/25/2017 9:51 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> On 2017-04-25 19:12, Brian Inglis wrote:
>>> On 2017-04-25 03:16, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>>>>> From: Yves Chevallier 
>>>>>> How can I use this mailing list to answer a mail that I
>>>>>> only find from this link
>>>>> Send a plain-text e-mail to No
>>>>> need to add a subject or body. It will send you the message,
>>>>> and you can reply to that.
>>>> Whoa. This should be documented somewhere.
>>>> Looks like the 207653 comes from the Return-Path header when 
>>>> you view the raw message content.
>>> It's documented in all subscription confirmation and acknowledgement 
>>> emails from the mailing list manager, unless you subscribed before 
>>> ezmlm was used, and you can get it by sending a blank plain text 
>>> email to <list> e.g.
>> [last line scrambled by email address obscurer]
>> email to <list>-help at cygwin dot com e.g. cygwin-help at cygwin dot com
> I was going to state the same yesterday but I gave it a try first.
> The resulting mail doesn't explain the use of cygwin-get.MSGID that I
> saw. It mostly refers to the FAQ on

Other lists' help is more informative - single message retrieval based 
on the ml msg# is implied, but the source of that number is not obvious:

"To get messages 123 through 145 (a maximum of 100 per request), mail:

To get an index with subject and author for messages 123-456 , mail:

They are always returned as sets of 100, max 2000 per request,
so you'll actually get 100-499.

To receive all messages with the same subject as message 12345,
send an empty message to:

should be added to the cygwin ml help, as should the source of the msg# 
as being the number in the raw message Return-path: header, and -help 
should be a command, and added to the ml help.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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