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- Subject: Re: LuaCurl on Windows
- From: David Given <dg@...>
- Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:41:44 +0100
gary ng wrote:
That is a problem of the cmd shell where "/" is used
as "-" in unix, for backward compatability of DOS.
Early DOSs had a system call to change the switch character. If you
changed it to something else, then the shell and kernel *would* happily
cope with /.
However, most third-party applications ignored the switch character
setting, and it eventually went away completely.
Ah, here we go:
This has been an off-topic public service announcement.