[Fwd: Re: Web2C: CYGWIN is not DOSISH]

Jerome Benoit JGMBenoit@Wanadoo.fr
Tue Dec 5 13:46:00 GMT 2000


Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 05, 2000 at 10:23:27PM +0100, Jerome Benoit wrote:
> 
>>> I have done some fix in view to build web2c-7.3.3 under cygwn-1.1:
>>> the main idea is that  CYGWIN is _NOT_ DOSISH
>> 
>> Is CYGWIN supposed to understand DOS-style pathnames (e.g, C:\dir)?
>> If so, then it definetely is DOSISH.  If not, then the DOSISH support
>> can be safely removed.
>> 
>> -- 
>> Olaf Weber
> 
> 
> Gawd, how could anyone *possibly* know the answer to that question?  I
> mean, how could you figure out anything that complex???
> 
> You'd actually have to try it or something.

I have tried it: for Web2C CYGWIN is not DOSISH (it does not work if one 
assume this)

But it seems that `ls C:\\WINDOWS' works !
So accordingly `ls' is DOSIH
hence the trouble.


> 
> Brrr...   Scary...
> 
> cgf


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