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Re: how paths work in cygwin?

From: Leo Liu
Subject: Re: how paths work in cygwin?
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:33:54 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (OS X 10.11.2)

On 2016-01-18 18:10 +0300, Filipp Gunbin wrote:
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> The answer is "use Cygwin port of emacs under Cygwin".
> You could try to support Cygwin paths in Windows Emacs, but I don't know
> if that's worth the value.
> There are some path conversion functions in Cygwin Emacs (probably not
> in Window Emacs), but they weren't available in the last release I used
> on Cygwin.
> Filipp

On 2016-01-18 17:52 +0200, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
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> Neither, AFAIK.  Cygwin file names look like /cygdrive/e/gtk-3-...
> What you show looks like MSYS format, not Cygwin format.  This is
> consistent with what the OP says about invoking 'global' in
> "mingw32.exe window".
> In sum, I think the OP should use a consistent set of tools, instead
> of mixing subtly incompatible sets.  My guess is that his 'global' is
> an MSYS application or script, not a native Windows port, whereas his
> Emacs is a native build.  These don't mix too well.
> We have the unmsys--file-name function which might help, but I see no
> reason why you as a maintainer will need to get into that.

Thank you, Filipp and Eli, for the expertise on this.


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