cygpath and SHGetSpecialFolderPath

Christopher Faylor
Thu Oct 16 14:36:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 04:11:29PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 10:43:50AM -0400, Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>> At 06:05 AM 10/15/2003, Corinna Vinschen you wrote:
>> >While reading the thread about the cygpath problem, I looked into the
>> >code and found that the code is using SHGetSpecialFolderLocation/
>> >SHGetPathFromIDList.  The same output could be achieved by just calling
>> >SHGetSpecialFolderPath.  The only problem with this function is that
>> >it expects IE4 to be installed.  Is that a showstopper for using that
>> >function in cygpath?  Does anybody honestly still use an IE < 4.0?
>> Doesn't setup already require at least IE 5? 
>No further discussion/opinion?  If nobody vehemently disagrees, I'll
>change within the next 24 hours.  Speak up now or shut up
>forever ;-)

Do you have a patch available?  If so, I'll try it to see if it fixes
the hanging problem.  If it doesn't then there isn't, IMO, any reason
to bother.


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