getting dos path from cygwin

Dwight Schauer
Wed Apr 10 05:55:00 GMT 2002

Use cygpath.

cygpath --help

in your case:

some_dos_command  $(cygpath -w path_to_cygwin_file)
some_dos_command  $(cygpath -wa path_to_cygwin_file)
The "a" option is to return the absolute path, and not the relative one.

On Wednesday 10 April 2002 07:25, you wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am trying to call link.exe on a lib, but it is in my cygwin path and i
> cannot seem to find a good way to translate my cygwin path into a dos path
> so ms's silly tools can understand it.
> any hints?
> thanks
> -ian reinhart geiser
> --
> Ian Geiser <>

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