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Re: cygwin and \ or /

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-05-23 17:42:14 CEST

Jonathan Smith wrote:

>Since windows has no concept of an escape character to my knowledge (in
>Microsoft's idiot-user based paradigm, "Who could possibly understand such
>a horribly complex thing?), and since '/' is an illegal character on
>windows, why not accept both slashes all the time?
We do, and we will. It's not about accepting both slashes, it's about
_displaying_ then. We're now displaying a mix of / and \, and moving
towards using \ exclusively. Then solo wants to cut&paste that output in
the cygwin bash shell. Cygwin programs will, of course, accept \ as a
separator, but the paths have to be quoted to avoid shell escaping.

Lots of Windows command-line programs won't accept /, tbough.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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