pathname with spaces causes problems for tcsh

Chris Faylor
Tue Mar 21 13:57:00 GMT 2000

On Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 01:58:58PM -0800, Bob McGowan wrote:
>When I used the //c/dir...  format to change to "Multimedia Files" and
>typed pwd, it printed out "/cygdrive/c/Multimedia Files" (expected) but
>"echo $PWD" printed "/c/Multimedia Files".  This is clearly not

It is precisely because of problems like this that we switched to using
/cygdrive/x rather than //x.  Many UNIX utilities assume that they can
clean up multiple slashes.  That results in your "/c/Multimedia Files"

That's why the //x form will be deprecated in the next release.

-Chris Faylor
-Cygwin Engineering Manager
-Cygnus Solutions, a Red Hat Company

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