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I'm trying to use todotxt in Cygwin on Windows 7. However, when I do t add "test" I get an error message: "Fatal Error: $/cygdrive/c/Users/Travis/todo is not a directory". However, cd /cygdrive/c/Users/Travis/todo" works just fine:

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Edit: in my .bashrc file, I have the following: alias t="/cygdrive/c/users/Travis/todo/". Additionally, executing /cygdrive/c/users/travis/todo/ add "test" from the shell fails with the same error message, even though cd /cygdrive/c/users/travis/todo works perfectly well.

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These are two different paths. The one you configured todo.txt to use has an extra $ at the beginning.

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I think Cygwin is adding that somehow. In my .bashrc file I have: alias t="/cygdrive/c/users/Travis/todo/", and the following produces the same error when executed from the shell: /cygdrive/c/users/travis/todo/ add "test" – tnorthcutt Jan 3 '12 at 17:03
What TODO_DIR is set in your todo.cfg? – grawity Jan 3 '12 at 17:05
And there was the problem: the relevant line did have the $ at the beginning: export TODO_DIR=dirname "$/cygdrive/c/Users/Travis/todo/todo.txt". I changed that and it works now. – tnorthcutt Jan 3 '12 at 17:15

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