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Re: [Bug-gnulib] dos.m4 missing Cygwin

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] dos.m4 missing Cygwin
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 17:39:28 +0200
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Derek Robert Price wrote:
> The Cygwin GNU compatibility environment ...

"GNU compatibility environment" - what does this mean? I thought Cygwin
is a Unix/POSIX emulation. The system calls fork(), exec() and ioctl() are
older than GNU.

> It also treats back
> slashes and drive letter specifications in paths the same way as
> Windows and DOS

Since which version does it do this? The http://cygwin.com/faq/faq_4.html#SEC54
mentions that _some_ applications accept "c:/windows" instead of
"/cygdrive/c/windows". Do they also accept "c:\windows", and does this hold
for the entire Cygwin API?


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