Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Dec 2009 23:49 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux After two long years since the last release, Cygwin 1.7 (a Linux-like environment that runs on Windows systems) has been released. Among many other improvement, this release adds support for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2.
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Cygwin, perl, cpan and path names with spaces
by reez on Sat 26th Dec 2009 15:08 UTC
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What is the state with cygwin, perl, cpan and path names with spaces?

When I tried CPAN on cygwin the last time I ran into problems, because there are problems handling file names with spaces (C:\Documents and Settings\$User).

Maybe it is more a perl/cpan problem, but on the other hand it seems to be the only environment where there are these stupid spaces.

I know there are some ways to work around this, but the problem still exists and it isn't really nice, if one has to use some kind of hack to be able to use a tool which comes with an official release.

Anyway it's always nice if you have *nix/Linux stuff available on Windows.

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