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How to convert Unix and Windows paths in Cygwin

📅 2018-May-02 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

Cygwin uses Unix paths. It can be sometimes confusing to figure out where in the Windows filesystem a Cygwin path is actually referring to. This is precisely why Cygwin ships with the cygpath tool.

$ cygwin -w /some/unix/path
C:\cygwin64\some\unix\path
$ cygwin -d /some/unix/path
$ cygwin -u "C:\Windows"
/cygdrive/c/Windows