bug in cygwin_conv_to_posix_path() caused by period in win32 path

Jörg Schaible Joerg.Schaible@Elsag-Solutions.com
Tue Jul 3 05:51:00 GMT 2007

Dave Korn wrote on Monday, July 02, 2007 7:21 PM:

> On 02 July 2007 18:17, Pavel Kudrna wrote:
>> Hi,
>> the legal win32 paths containing period like "c:.\" or "c:." are
>> incorrectly converted by cygwin_conv_to_posix_path() to "c:./" and
>> "c:." respectively. See last two output lines of the attached
>> example program. 
>> Pavel Kudrna
>> c:.\    c:./
>> c:.     c:.
>   They are legal, but there's no possible way to convert them to
> POSIX, which has no notion of a per-drive current directory.

Additionally it is no problem to create a directory named "c:." on a non-Windows-kernel-based POSIX system, so those paths are technically correct ;-)

- Jörg

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