Possible Regression in cygpath

Matt Hughes hughes.matt@gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 14:17:00 GMT 2010


Prior to the latest release of cygwin (which translates to cygpath
version 1.6.1), the following command worked fine:

cygpath -d .

With the latest release of cygwin (which translates to cygpath version
1.8 I believe; the build was ~ August 10th), the same command
complains:

"cygpath: cannot create short name of ."

However, if I execute:

cygpath -d --absolute .

it works as expected.  It appears that in the latest release, cygpath
either requires that "--absolute" flag, or requires the path that is
passed in to be absolute.  Was this an intentional change?

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