>> Cygwin comes with a 'cygpath' program to convert between POSIX and
>> Windows pathnames.
>> Does MSYS come with an equivalent.
> You should not need such a thingy, because Msys automagically translates
> Path names, even in the environment. If you have a problem with this
> translation, you should try to describe your problem in more detail.
make barfs (multiple target patterns) because it cannot handle 2 colons on one
the solution is to use an msys path /c/a/b/c/d instead if the windows path
alas, there is no way to do the conversion without the ad hoc sed command
(which is very easy to get wrong).