bash, javac and that pesky slash.

Paul Johnston
Mon Jan 24 16:05:00 GMT 2000

Strange, I'm using cygwin with jdk1.2.2/1.2.1/1.1.8 and have been happily
backslash-free on my NT box.  Javac understands normal unix-style path
separators for me...

$ javac -d /home/me/lib/java

why the 2 leading solidii in your -d example?


-----Original Message-----
From: Craig MacFarlane <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 9:32 AM
Subject: bash, javac and that pesky slash.

>Sun's javac, in jdk1.2.1, seems to change the
>forward slashes used by bash to backward slashes
>used by windows.
>  bash-2.02% javac -d //d/destdir/classes
>produces the error message
>  The \\d\destdir\classes directory does not exist.
>Is there any way to use javac with bash
>while specifying destination dirs for your classes?
>It appears as though javac is trying to be too smart
>by substituting slashes.
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