[p4] cygwin p4 and local file spec syntax

Wade Scholine Wade.Scholine at citrix.com
Thu Nov 16 08:42:37 PST 2006

The problem is that I am an idiot. Of the 2000+ files in the client
space that I was looking at, I happened to pick an auto-generated one
(not in the depot) to do my testing with. I didn't look at the p4win
client view of the depot when it didn't work, which would have told me
immediately that the file was not there.

I finally discovered my error when I tried the bash alias of p4 to the
win32 p4 with cygpath and it still didn't work. My only defence is that
given our naming conventions, there *should* have been a file in the
depot with the name I was trying to use...

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Cowham [mailto:robert at vaccaperna.co.uk] 
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 11:05 AM
To: Wade Scholine
Subject: RE: [p4] cygwin p4 and local file spec syntax

As far as I know it works fine.

What is the result of "p4 client -o" ? 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com
> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Wade Scholine
> Sent: 15 November 2006 20:36
> To: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: [p4] cygwin p4 and local file spec syntax
> 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.
> I searched the mailing list archives, and saw a lot of old messages 
> about problems with cygwin, but they seem to all be about problems 
> with mapping between windows paths and cygwin paths. I don't have 
> problems like that, I am not trying to use any non-cygwin tools or 
> editors. I am just trying to set up a *ix-like workspace so I can use 
> a decent shell and ed to make some mass edits.
> Does the cygwin p4 client just not work, or not work with NT
> p4 servers?
> Do I just need to set up a linux box if I want to use p4 with unix 
> filesystem semantics?
> Wade S
> x27859
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