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Re: specifying Windows filenames


From: Harald Joerg
Subject: Re: specifying Windows filenames
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 09:47:29 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1001 (Gnus v5.10.1) Emacs/21.2 (cygwin)

jasonr (Jason Rumney) @  f2s.com writes:

> Harald Joerg <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> >     M-x shell-command-on-region RET perl H:/bin/command.pl RET
>> 
>> That's the same method I thought about in the first moment, but it
>> shouldn't work.  Gustaf says his Perl is cygwin's, so you'd have to use
>> cygwin notation:
>
> Cygwin understands Windows notation as input, it just doesn't produce
> it as output.

Ooops!  Thanks for correcting that.

Sorry, I really should have checked this before.  I've been fooled by
the fact that cygwin _Emacs_ does not accept Windows notation.

Hmmm... what's the reason behind this Emacs behaviour?  unixish
assumptions in a built-in function (expand-file-name)?
-- 
Cheers,
haj


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