This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: cygwin path problems


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
       cygpath [-ADHPSW]
Other options:
  -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

We all have our favorite tools ;-)
      |\      _,,,---,,_
ZZZzz /,`.-'`'    -.  ;-;;,_
     |,4-  ) )-,_. ,\ (  `'-'		Igor Pechtchanski
    '---''(_/--'  `-'\_) fL	a.k.a JaguaR-R-R-r-r-r-.-.-.  Meow!

Oh, boy, virtual memory! Now I'm gonna make myself a really *big* RAMdisk!
  -- /usr/games/fortune

Unsubscribe info:
Bug reporting:

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]