Cygwin Git with Windows paths
Sun Nov 18 16:49:00 GMT 2018
On 2018-11-18 01:35, Ray Donnelly wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018, 6:07 AM Steven Penny <email@example.com wrote:
>> Cygwin Git can clone with Unix form paths:
>> $ git clone git://github.com/benhoyt/goawk /tmp/goawk
>> Cloning into '/tmp/goawk'...
>> remote: Enumerating objects: 330, done.
>> However it fails with Windows form:
>> $ git clone git://github.com/benhoyt/goawk 'C:\cygwin64\tmp\goawk'
>> Cloning into 'C:\cygwin64\tmp\goawk'...
>> fatal: Invalid path '/home/Steven/C:\cygwin64\tmp\goawk': No such file or
$ git clone git://github.com/benhoyt/goawk `cygpath 'C:\cygwin64\tmp\goawk'`
>> and mixed form:
>> $ git clone git://github.com/benhoyt/goawk C:/cygwin64/tmp/goawk
$ git clone git://github.com/benhoyt/goawk $(cygpath C:/cygwin64/tmp/goawk)
>> fatal: Invalid path '/home/Steven/C:/cygwin64': No such file or directory
>> Note that other Cygwin programs work fine with these forms:
>> $ ls 'C:\cygwin64'
>> bin Cygwin.ico dev home sbin usr
>> Cygwin.bat Cygwin-Terminal.ico etc lib tmp var
If Windows paths work, that's convenient; if Windows paths don't work, use
cygpath, as it is often required, that's why it's available.
>> This causes problems for any non-Cygwin tools that might call Git:
> This is very much the point of msys2.
Also Git for Windows (MinGW based) which tries to provide a more compatible
experience without msys2 DLLs; and which can also be installed under msys2.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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