Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin

Warren Young warren@etr-usa.com
Tue Jun 18 23:51:00 GMT 2013


On 6/18/2013 16:04, Warren Young wrote:
> You're proposing some kind of global search-and-replace
> operation, which will inevitably turn into a Whac-a-Mole game.

I just thought of an example.  How many POSIX paths are in this 
perfectly legal command, which invokes a native Windows executable?

     $ xcopy /bin foo bar

The wrong answer is, "three."

Now tell me how cygwin1.dll is expected to realize it should only 
translate the final two arguments to xcopy.

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