cygpath -m (and -w) sometimes emits multi-line names

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Tue Feb 22 08:58:00 GMT 2005


> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Raul Miller
> Sent: 20 February 2005 19:17

> Manipluating the result of cygpath -m with shell tools is needlessly
> difficult.
> 
> $ pwd
> /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/defaults/profile
> $ cygpath -m `pwd`/bookmarks.htm | sed 's} }%20}g; s}^}file:///}'
> file:///c:/Program
> file:///Files/Mozilla
> file:///Firefox/defaults/profile/bookmarks.htm

  Hmm.  What kind of output would you expect from the command

cygpath -m path1 path2 path3

?  OK, then, so what kind of output would you expect from the command

cygpath -m /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Mozilla
Firefox/defaults/profile/bookmarks.htm

?  In a unix shell, if you don't want a space to act as a command separator, you
have to quote it.  Like this:

cygpath -m "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Mozilla
Firefox/defaults/profile/bookmarks.htm"

  So what kind of output would you expect from

cygpath -m "`pwd`/bookmarks.htm"

?

  This is all bog-standard POSIX shell stuff.  Any linux or unix will act the
same if you supply paths with spaces in as command-line arguments to an
executable, but 'doze systems have a much greater tendency to actually _have_
paths with spaces in them.

    cheers, 
      DaveK
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