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Re: cygwin and \ or /

From: Jonathan Smith <jonsmith_at_members.limitless.org>
Date: 2003-05-23 18:00:08 CEST

Check an environment variable and/or command line options.


On Fri, 23 May 2003, [UTF-8] Branko Œibej wrote:

> 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.

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