A $ in my path...

Lee D.Rothstein lee@veritech.com
Thu Oct 23 22:09:00 GMT 2008

ProblematicRoutes wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 10:34 AM, ProblematicRoutes wrote:
>> This $ sign causes problems everywhere - with latex, with svn, with
>>> anything
>>> that uses ~ to refer to my home directory, because it expands to ...$/...
>>> and bash tries to parse the $/ as a variable.
>> But the workaround, if you have the privileges to do it, would be to
>> make a $-less symbolic link and change your passwd entry to 
> I will try yours and Sid's solutions tomorrow (I think they're the same
> idea? Correct me if I've misunderstood your suggestion!)  when I'm back in
> the office, and hopefully they will fix the problem.
> Andrew
If shortcuts don't work, here's two other ideas:

    * Cygwin mount -- mount a sane path to the problematic path
    * NTFS junction point (like a *ux soft link) -- junction a sane path
      to the problematic path

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