cygpath -u doesn't seem to convert spaces properly

Jerome Fong
Wed Sep 26 00:18:00 GMT 2007

It seems to be a quoting problem.   This is what I was doing:

$ ttt="$(cygpath -u "$JAVA_HOME")"

$ echo $ttt
/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java/jdk1.5.0_10

$ cd $ttt
bash: cd: /cygdrive/c/Program: No such file or directory

$ cd "$ttt"

/cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java/jdk1.5.0_10

Is is possible to setup the variable to not require the double quotes? 
   Since my other method doesn't require the double quotes, it would 
make the scripting much easier.  I wouldn't need to keep track of which 
variables I had to double quote.

$ tttt="$(cygpath -u "$(cygpath -m -s "$JAVA_HOME")")"

$ echo $tttt

$ cd $tttt

$ pwd

Notice that I can use $tttt directly without have to use the double quote.



Jerome Fong wrote:
> 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
> Thanks,
> Jerome

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