Cygwin Git with Windows paths

cyg Simple
Tue Nov 27 15:57:00 GMT 2018

On 11/27/2018 3:11 AM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> Cool down please.
> If you need a git that understand windows paths you should not use
> the cygwin one.

It is this stance that caused MSYS to exist.  It is this stance that 
caused the git developers to choose MSYS for the Windows support model. 
However, it is correct to say, when in Cygwin use POSIX paths as Windows 
paths are not warranted to work.  The \ character may even cause a `\t' 
to be <TAB> or a \m to be a <RETURN>, etc. as that is what is described 
by POSIX.  And 'C:/' in POSIX speak refers to a directory in the current 
working directory named `C:'.  But Cygwin tries to be nice and play with 
the strings beginning with [A-Za-z] followed by : as a device 
designation but if it works it works and if it doesn't work it doesn't 
work; you must live with the results and work (around) them as needed.

To work around the issues I often use /etc/fstab to create a mount point 
for a troublesome Windows style path.  I can then use the POSIX format 
to alleviate the issue.

cyg Simple

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