two problems with cygwin's zip
Tue Jun 26 11:10:00 GMT 2001
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred T. Hamster [ mailto:email@example.com ]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 12:04 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: two problems with cygwin's zip
> the first problem (of seeing absolute paths in zips) occurs
> when using
> forward slashes as well. it's an absolute path issue rather than a
> slash-handedness issue. thus, this is still a bug relevant
> to cygwin's
> zip, even if we must discount slash issues in paths. but i don't
> suggest that we abandon those issues...
My version of zip seems to remove leading / in the archive? Yours doesn't?
$ /usr/bin/zip ./asdf.zip /bin/ls.exe
adding: bin/ls.exe (deflated 53%) <= note: no leading /
> it seems pretty disturbing to me that a unix emulation environment
> running under ms-windows would have many problems parsing
> ms-dos paths.
I agree with the previous responses about this. Cygwin's job is not to port
every tool to handle Windows pathnames natively, but to allow unix tools to
function in a unix-like way under Windows.
What about using cygpath to convert the paths before passing them to zip?
-- John Wiersba
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