bug in cygwin_conv_to_posix_path() caused by period in win32 path

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jul 13 14:11:00 GMT 2007

On Jul 13 14:19, Pavel Kudrna wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >I don't see how converting a pure DOS-ism
> >into a wrong POSIX path is doing any good.
> >  
> Novell client uses paths of type z:. as so called search drives. It is 
> stupid because if works
> only until you change current dir on that drive. It should use z:\ 
> instead but we can't change it
> and it works.
> So the good is that it is possible to run novell netware utilities from 
> cygwin bash etc.

I don't understand this one.  The Novel client is not a Cygwin
application, right?  How does it help a native Windows application if
the path is converted to a Cygwin-specific POSIX path?  I don't get

Another point is this:  Converting C:. to C:. keeps the path correct,
Converting C:. to /cygdrive/c/. creates a wrong path.  Even if it
helps your Novell client (no idea how that's possible, but still...)
then it still might break other applications.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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