bug in cygwin_conv_to_posix_path() caused by period in win32 path

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Jul 4 21:34:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 08:42:02AM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
> On 07/03/2007, Pavel Kudrna wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >     * /From/: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
>> >
>> >   They are legal, but there's no possible way to convert them to POSIX, 
>> which
>> > has no notion of a per-drive current directory.
>> >   Ok, but Cygwin != POSIX :-)
>> Cygwin application has environment variable for each drive letter to
>> remember current drive. See example and run it from cmd.exe.
> And current drive != current directory on that drive.
> FWIW, the environment variables you speak of come from Windows.  Cygwin
> doesn't use them.

Right.  It does convert them to/from tne non-POSIX =X:= to the POSIX !X:=
but that is all that it does and all that it will do.


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