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Re: cygwin path problems
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 10:05:58 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: cygwin path problems
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Igor, Soren,
> At 16:36 2003-01-28, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Soren A wrote:
> > > ...
> > >
> > > Or re-invent that wheel, your choice ;-)
> > > Soren A
> >Why, one doesn't have to be a "cygpath" guru at all! A little judicious
> >application of sed, and you can turn a space-separated path into a
> >colon-separated one. Which reduces the problem to the one already
> >solved... ;-)
> >Seriously, though, you could use something like
> > "`/bin/ls /cdv/D/goodies/babe*.jpg | cygpath -w -f -`"
> >as the argument. This should expand all the files.
> Did you try that? It doesn't work for me.
Yes, I did try it. I think the problem might be with the extra quotes
around the `` construct, and there are issues with quoting paths with
spaces properly, but on the whole it does work:
$ echo `/bin/ls /bin/ch* | cygpath -w -f -`
C:\cygwin\bin\chgrp.exe C:\cygwin\bin\chmod.exe C:\cygwin\bin\chown.exe C:\cygwin\bin\chroot.exe
$ cygpath --version
cygpath (cygwin) 1.25
Path Conversion Utility
Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Red Hat, Inc.
Compiled on Nov 22 2002
> For one thing, I see no indication in cygpath's "--help" output that an
> argument of "-" tells it to read a name or names to convert from
> standard input.
$ cygpath --help
Usage: cygpath (-d|-m|-u|-w|-t TYPE) [-c HANDLE] [-f FILE] [options] NAME
-f, --file FILE read FILE for input; use - to read from STDIN
-o, --option read options from FILE as well (for use with --file)
> Nor will cygpath process multiple files (on the command line) in a
> single invocation (as you seem to suggest below).
> >It would certainly be a good idea to add multiple filename capability to
> >cygpath. If I have time over the next week, I'll submit a patch.
> > Igor
Note that I suggested *adding* such a capability...
> And for this case and many similarly simple ones, "tr" will do.
> Randall Schulz
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