Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of Building/Platforms/Windows


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Nov 18, 2011 10:13:07 AM (4 years ago)
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dterei
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    3737Cygwin, MSYS, and the underlying Windows file system all understand file paths of form {{{c:/tmp/foo}}}. However:
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    39 * MSYS programs understand {{{/bin}}}, {{{/usr/bin}}}, and map Windows's lettered drives as {{{/c/tmp/foo}}} etc.  The exact mount table is given in the doc subdirectory of the MSYS distribution.
    40    [[br]]
    41    When it invokes a command, the MSYS shell sees whether the invoked binary lives in the MSYS {{{/bin}}} directory.  If so, it just invokes it.  If not, it assumes the program is no an MSYS program, and walks over the command-line arguments changing MSYS paths into native-compatible paths. It does this inside sub-arguments and inside quotes. For example, if you invoke
    42    {{{
     39 * MSYS programs understand {{{/bin}}}, {{{/usr/bin}}}, and map Windows's lettered drives as {{{/c/tmp/foo}}} etc.  The exact mount table is given in the doc subdirectory of the MSYS distribution.
     40    [[br]]
     41    When it invokes a command, the MSYS shell sees whether the invoked binary lives in the MSYS {{{/bin}}} directory.  If so, it just invokes it.  If not, it assumes the program is no an MSYS program, and walks over the command-line arguments changing MSYS paths into native-compatible paths. It does this inside sub-arguments and inside quotes. For example, if you invoke
     42    {{{
    4343foogle -B/c/tmp/baz
    4444}}}
    45    the MSYS shell will actually call {{{foogle}}} with argument {{{-Bc:/tmp/baz}}}.
     45    the MSYS shell will actually call {{{foogle}}} with argument {{{-Bc:/tmp/baz}}}.
    4646 * Cygwin programs have a more complicated mount table, and map the lettered drives as {{{/cygdrive/c/tmp/foo}}}.
    47    [[br]]
    48    The Cygwin shell does no argument processing when invoking non-Cygwin programs.
     47    [[br]]
     48    The Cygwin shell does no argument processing when invoking non-Cygwin programs.
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