The Cygwin User Guide on path names
Thu Aug 25 17:54:00 GMT 2016
Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Ken Brown!
>> The documentation also says, "The usage of Win32 paths, though possible,
>> is deprecated...." I wonder if this should be strengthened to say
>> something like, "The usage of Win32 paths, though possible, is strongly
>> deprecated and may be removed in a future release of Cygwin."
> That would be the day Cygwin die for me.
> With best regards, Andrey Repin
> Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:50:55
> Sorry for my terrible english...
Curious -- but why? How do you make use of win32 pathnames
( "C:\bin" versus "/bin" or "/c/bin" or "/cygdrive/c/bin" )
depending on how your cygwin is configured).
I'm wondering if maybe there is a misunderstanding?
For the most part -- many cygwin apps may not work
correctly if given a win32 path in the same place you'd
put a *nix path due to the backslashes being turned into
quote sequences. I mean, you can't type:
> ls C:\bin
(instead of )
> ls /c/bin
and have it work, since the first would
turn into: "ls C:bin" (or if the \b is taken
as an escape sequence, it rings the bell, so it
could be translated as "ls C:\008in". So I'm wondering
where you know the backslash form would always work and
wouldn't be mangled "somewhere"...? (If you see what
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