[p4] cygwin p4 and local file spec syntax

Ken.Williams at thomson.com Ken.Williams at thomson.com
Thu Nov 16 11:29:30 PST 2006

Hi Wade,

Probably it doesn't realize what client ("workspace") you're trying to
use.  Does the info for "p4 info" have the client name that you expect?


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:perforce-user-bounces at perforce.com] On Behalf Of Wade Scholine
> Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 2:37 PM
> 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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