[p4] cygwin p4 and local file spec syntax

Ivey, William william_ivey at bmc.com
Thu Nov 16 08:42:40 PST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com]On Behalf Of Wade Scholine
> I am trying to use the cygwin p4 client.
> p4 info reports the right stuff: in particular, the client name and
> client root are correct. p4 have assures me that the files are present
> on the client. p4 -V confirms that I'm using the cygwin version of p4.
> But I can't get the cygwin p4 to do anything with files using 
> local file
> names... it keeps insisting 'file(s) not on client'. Even 
> when I supply
> the full (relative to /) path to the file. Even after a p4 sync -f.
> I tried using a client made with p4win and an altroot set to 
> the cygwin
> (/cygdrive/c/...) path to the client. I tried making an entirely new
> client using the cygwin p4.

Have you tried using the c:/... form instead? I've found a lot of
things that don't understand the /cygdrive/x/ form and gave up using
it a long time ago. -Wm


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