How to uniformly point to the root of a drive?

Matthew Woehlke
Fri May 25 17:05:00 GMT 2007

Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On May 24 10:49, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On May 23 18:58, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>>>> I previously noted, '-us' is a reasonable combination of flags, 
>>> I don't think so.  The -s and -l modifiers don't make any sense with -u.
>>> There's no short or long unix path.
>> Does 'cd /cygdrive/c/PROGRA~1' not work on your system? It does here, 
>> therefore there are indeed "short unix paths" and "long unix paths". (I 
>> also stated this previously...)
> Yes, these paths exist, but their existence doesn't make them any more
> useful.

Well, except they don't have spaces and therefore might be useful in 
situations where you need a path that you can't quote (someone mentioned 
once that e.g. autotools choke on paths with spaces).

Anyway since you don't seem interested in my $0.02, they can just stay 

"Still the prettiest." -- Legolas
(as quoted in The Very Secret Diaries by Cassandra Claire)

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