zsh bug: Incorrect (misleading) error message in zsh when using rm and drive letter is specified

Ronald Fischer ynnor@mm.st
Tue Aug 23 09:04:00 GMT 2016

I observed this:

-0-1- ~/exp  > rm e:/media/*
zsh: sure you want to delete all the files in /home/FISRONA/exp/e:/media
[yn]? n

We see that zsh is catching the case that I want to rm all files in the
specified directory, and warns me about it (note that it is a zsh error
message, not a error message from rm), which is fine and expected
behaviour (which can be controlled by the zsh option RM_STAR_SILENT).
However, the path printed by zsh is wrong: It interprets e:/... as
relative path, while it is an absolute path. It seems that zsh is not
translating windows pathes using a drive letter to /cygdrive/... pathes
in this case.

Version information:
zsh 5.1.1 (x86_64-unknown-cygwin)

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