cygwin vs msys file path changes, Windows NEURON version

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JimH
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cygwin vs msys file path changes, Windows NEURON version

Post by JimH » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:40 pm

For my Windows paths I used to convert them to use the Cygwin path notation of /cygdrive/c/etc.

This worked in NEURON 7.2 ...

Now in 7.7 I tried using chdir() with Cygwin style pathing and the call fails. Now it seems paths are best represented with forward slashes => C:/Users/etc. This appears to be due to switching from Cygwin to MSYS/mingw.

To make generic code, I wanted to switch on the neuron version => nrnversion(0)

My main question is, when did this switch to MSYS occur? Neuron 7.4?

Also, are there any other file path changes to be aware of (or nuances that I'm missing)?

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Re: cygwin vs msys file path changes, Windows NEURON version

Post by ted » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:37 pm

Try checking the value returned by neuronhome().

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