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Re: cygpath (reprised)




Greetings, Nellis, Kenneth (Conduent)!

> I followed and understood the discussion to all the recent cygpath postings, 
> so I understand and expect the following:

> $ cygpath -w 'a*b' | od -An -tx1c
>   61  ef  80  aa  62  0a
>    a 357 200 252   b  \n
> $

> But, consider the following:

> $ cygpath -w a:b | od -An -tx1c
>   41  3a  62  0a
>    A   :   b  \n
> $

> Instead of the special character colon (:), shouldn't cygpath be showing 
> something in the Unicode Private Use area?

No, it shouldn't.
You've requested a name "b" in the current directory on the disk "A:", or a
file substream "b" of the file "a".
Both are valid system paths.


-- 
With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 21:01:01

Sorry for my terrible english...


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