This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project. See the Cygwin home page for more information.
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
[Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]

Re: B20: Bug? backslashes and stars within args of ls

On Wed, Mar 03, 1999 at 07:51:26AM -0800, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>---"Waldor Michael (K3/EMW4)" <> wrote:
>> not ok: ls c:\\temp\\f*
>> //i/programme/mm3/util/ls: c:\temp\f*: No such file or directory
>Yep.  This is a bug.

Well, that's debatable.  cygwin is supposed to be emulating a UNIX
environment.  '\' is not a directory specifier in UNIX.  The glob code
in cygwin does not recognize it as such so it will not expand wildcards

If we make '\' a directory specifier then we break the 'quoting' capabilities
of that character.  So, it's not a change that will be made lightly.


Want to unsubscribe from this list?
Send a message to