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bug#8132: 23.1; comint shell replaces \ in paths with /


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#8132: 23.1; comint shell replaces \ in paths with /
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:57:11 +0100

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 6:47 PM, Zeljko Vrba <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2011-02-28 4:47 PM, Lennart Borgman wrote:
>>
>> Does not most external commands recognize paths with / in them? Which
>> external commands does not do that?
>
>>
> None of the most often used file-manipulation commands do. (See below for a
> transcript). Yes, I know that NTFS in itself allows both / and \ as path
> separators, but, AFAIK, all native (i.e., not ported from unix) command-line
> tools use / as switch.
>
> C:\Users\zvrba>rmdir ../zvrba
> Invalid switch - "zvrba".
>
> C:\Users\zvrba>mkdir ../q
> The syntax of the command is incorrect.
>
> C:\Users\zvrba>del ../zvrba
> Invalid switch - "zvrba".
>
> C:\Users\zvrba>dir ../zvrba
> Invalid switch - "zvrba".
>
> C:\Users\zvrba>copy ../zvrba/.emacs.d/init.el .
> The syntax of the command is incorrect.
>
> C:\Users\zvrba>

Are not these all built in to cmd.exe?





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