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Re: cygpath (reprised)





On 3/1/2017 8:12 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, cyg Simple!
> 
>> On 2/25/2017 8:13 PM, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> Greetings, cyg Simple!
>>>
>>>> Also a : isn't a valid character for a name in Windows.  Cygwin uses
>>>> some magic to represent it in UNICODE format though.
>>>
>>> It isn't a valid file "name" character, yes, but it is still a meaningful
>>> character in pathname under windows.
>>> Just the meaning of it is far from regular file name semantics.
>>>
> 
>> Not when specifying ./a:b which was the example being discussed.
> 
> We were discussing "a:b", not "./a:b".

Then you need to re-read the elided content.  An example of ./a:b was
given and what I responded to.

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