Portable shell code between Cygwin and Linux

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@freemail.ru
Sat Jul 30 12:20:00 GMT 2011

Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> For every shell code that I write, I'd like it to be portable both to Cygwin
>> on Windows, and to Ubuntu Linux for example.
>> It's kinda possible, but am blocked with such a use case:
>> alias vpnup='exec sudo openvpn --config ~/config/client.vpn --writepid /tmp/openvpn.pid &'
>> While this worked perfectly under Ubuntu, I've had to make up a customized
>> version for Windows:
>> alias vpnupwin='cd c:/home/sva/config; openvpn --config client.vpn --writepid c:/cygwin/tmp/openvpn.pid &'

> Don't use Win32 paths.  Use POSIX paths:

>   alias vpnupwin='cd /cygdrive/c/home/sva/config; openvpn --config client.vpn --writepid /cygdrive/c/cygwin/tmp/openvpn.pid &'

Moreover, the very first line is wrong.

Must be

alias vpnup='exec sudo openvpn --config $HOME/config/client.vpn --writepid /tmp/openvpn.pid &'

that's where his problem began, IMO.

 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@freemail.ru) 30.07.2011, <16:11>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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