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Re: file:// test URLs

From: Rod Widdowson via curl-library <>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:21:06 +0100

I’m sure we went through this about a year ago. As I recall a bad implementation many many years ago got people trained to do the wrong thing and doing the right thing breaks too much, but others will remember.

Don’t go there, from personal experience it will take up huge chunks of your life that you will never get back,,.

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> On 18 Oct 2019, at 23:49, Marcel Raad via curl-library <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm currently trying to get a successful test suite run for curl compiled with MSYS GCC, which has more Unix-like behavior compared to MinGW.
> (Or, to be exact, I'm trying to be able to add autotools builds to AppVeyor with only what is preinstalled.)
> Virtually all file:// tests are failing. They use paths like
> file://localhost/%PWD%/log/test200.txt
> which translates to something like
> file://localhost//home/marcel/curl/tests/log/test200.txt
> Note the double slash after the host name. This works fine on Linux, but doesn't on MSYS.
> Is this format on purpose? Is it defined to work and an MSYS bug or something we should fix in the tests?
> Thanks,
> Marcel
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Received on 2019-10-19