oops, in light of the quadruple backslashes solution, maybe cygwin is
fine.  : )

I think this is actually in the pickaxe book, I just forgot about it.

One thousand apologies.

-lw


On Wed, 02 Jan 2002 02:00:01 GMT, Le Wang
<lewang@?(nospam)?.bigfoot.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>I just spent about 20 min trying to troubleshoot Benoit Cerrina's
>problem with xcopy and windows (see: 'Execing commands with
>backquotes' thread).  It turned out that the cygwin release had
>trouble interacting with native windows commands.
>
>Now my question is this:  if the the installable executable is geared
>towards newbies who are more accustomed to the windows way of doing
>things, should it not include the mswin32 release instead of the
>cygwin release?
>
>Perhaps some of the contents of the pickaxe book is predicated on the
>cygwin release, so maybe it could be offered in parallel...(but that
>would be confusing to a newbie too).
>
>Just my $0.02
>
>-lw