Directory structuring

PaulAThompson patjahsd@gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 22:45:00 GMT 2012




Larry Hall (Cygwin-X) wrote:
> 
> On 6/26/2012 6:09 PM, PaulAThompson wrote:
>>
>> I am very confused about the correct manner of defining directory paths
>> under
>> cygwin, perl, and bash. I cannot determine the correct manner. Using the
>> cygwin window, I navigate to locations using
>>
>> cd /cygdrive/c/subdir
>>
>> Using a bash shell to run a perl process under the shell and passing in a
>> directory, I must use a windows-style specification with *nix forward
>> slashes
> 
> If you're using Cygwin's Perl, then you don't need to worry about
> windows-style paths.  If you must, for some reason, use the Windows-native
> Perl, then check out 'man cygpath'.  It will handle the file path
> conversions for you so you can stick with POSIX paths when you type.
> 
> 
> PERFECT - I installed cygwin perl, changed the paths, reran, and got the
> correct result - the paths that were showing under getcwd() were correct,
> and my chdir worked correctly.
> 
> Now I need to sort out the bash shell issue. I can't even get the bash
> shell to accept 
> dir
> 
> 
> -- 
> Larry
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