Cygwin and Variables

CygwinI love using Cygwin on Windows, as you may of guessed from other posts I like the command line, and I like using environment variables where you can, so you can set things up to work on any machine once the variables are set.

I have a Windows enviroment set for my drop box location, but because it's in Documents and Settings\My Documents etc.  Bash has a problem with the spaces.  Instead of escaping all the charcaters, there is a simplier way.

In the bottom of my .bash_profile I have the line 

dropbox=$(cygpath -u $(cygpath -m -s "$dropbox")) ; export dropbox

This will then do the conversion for you so it looks like


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