[Rd] 'cygpath -d' to fix windows paths with spaces

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jun 5 08:51:25 CEST 2004

This should be done internally already, e.g. in the Perl code and by the 
Rpwd.exe we use.  The problem is to anticipate everything people might 
actually try.

On Sat, 5 Jun 2004, Warnes, Gregory R wrote:

> The cygwin 'cygpath' command can now convert arbitrary windows and unix
> paths into the short ms-dos 8.3 equivalents.  This tools might allow the
> windows build system to better deal with those messy long Windows file and
> directory names that contain spaces.
> EG:
> warneg at GRDGROL99X1028: src [1]$ pwd
> /cygdrive/c/Documents and Settings/WarnesGR/My
> Documents/cygwin_home/src/gregmisc/src
> warneg at GRDGROL99X1028: src [1]$ cygpath -d "`pwd`"
> c:\DOCUME~1\WarnesGR\MYDOCU~1\CYGWIN~1\src\gregmisc\src

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