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Re: Failures while building on cygwin

From: Jeff Pohlmeyer <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:32:24 -0500

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Sep 2014, Michael Osipov wrote:

>> 2. make install still throws sed errors like:
>> sed: -e expression #1, char 3: unknown command: `.'
>> I was able to tackle at least one to docs/libcurl/opts/
>> | sed -n '/\.3[a-z]*$$/p'; \
>> Unfortunately, I have no idea what is wrong with that expression.

> The error looks strange too since character 3 is just a dot that is escaped
> with a backslash, nothing odd! I don't understand it.

Just a wild guess, but maybe some gremlin in cygwin is converting
backslashes to forward slashes in an attempt to normalize Windows
directory separators. That would make the expression look like:


...which would explain the error message.

 - Jeff
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Received on 2014-09-23