cygpath -u doesn't seem to convert spaces properly

Thrall, Bryan
Tue Sep 25 23:29:00 GMT 2007

Jerome Fong wrote on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 6:23 PM:
> I am trying to use cygpath -u to convert my windows path to an unix
> path in my shell script.  However, it has problems with paths that
> has spaces in it.  For example, "cygpath -u c:\Program Files\Java" is
> converted to /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java, which doesn't work.  Is
> there a flag that I am missing?
> I came up with the following, but it seems wrong.
> $ cygpath -u "$(cygpath -m -s "c:\Program Files\Java")"
> /cygdrive/c/PROGRA~1/Java


$ cygpath -u "c:\Program Files\Java"
/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java
$ ls "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java"
j2re1.4.2  j2re1.4.2_04  jdk1.5.0_10  jre1.5.0  jre1.5.0_06
$ ls "`cygpath -u 'c:\Program Files\Java'`"
j2re1.4.2  j2re1.4.2_04  jdk1.5.0_10  jre1.5.0  jre1.5.0_06

Can you give specifics on how it doesn't work for you?
Bryan Thrall
FlightSafety International

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