cygpath -a anomaly

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]
Fri May 29 20:37:00 GMT 2009

With cygdrive prefix = /, from the root directory of a drive (e.g.,
/c = c:\ or /h = h:\), when asking for the absolute unix path with -au,
cygpath doubles the / between the drive letter and the first directory
of the path.

  /h> echo Home | cygpath -au -f -
  /h> echo Home | cygpath -aw -f -

This does not happen when one is not in the root directory of the drive.

  /h> cd Home
  /h/Home> echo cartoons | cygpath -au -f -
  /h/Home> echo cartoons | cygpath -aw -f -

This does not happen when

  /h> cd ..
  /h> echo Home\\cartoons | cygpath -au -f -
  /h> echo Home/cartoons | cygpath -aw -f -

This is with cygwin 1.5, everything up to date.  Note that this also
happens on C:.  Cygwin is in c:\\cygwin.

- Barry
  Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.

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