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[h-e-w] Cygwin and MS-DOS style paths

From: Uday S Reddy
Subject: [h-e-w] Cygwin and MS-DOS style paths
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:49:22 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100317 Thunderbird/3.0.4

Recent versions of Cygwin (1.7.2 perhaps) have started clamping down on MS-DOS 
Style path names.  For instance, running ediff-buffers produces the warning:\

cygwin warning:
  MS-DOS style path detected: c:/DOCUME~1/udr/LOCALS~1/Temp/ediff3032ltH
  Preferred POSIX equivalent is: 
  CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this warning.
  Consult the user's guide for more details about POSIX paths:

I am wondering what is the right thing to do to correct this problem.  One can 
of course set nodosfilewarning and move on.  But, I suppose there are good 
reasons why Cygwin is discouraging them.  So, what should NT Emacs users do?

Uday Reddy

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