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get cygpath to leave relative paths as relative?

If I execute
mypath=`cygpath -w ../`
echo $mypath
I get
OK, d:\unix\nextVersion\script is the correct windows version of the path, but it is in absolute form. I would prefer it if cygpath left it in relative form, i.e.
echo $mypath
should output
cygpath --help
indicates that the only related option is -a, but that forces conversion to absolute paths, which is the opposite of what I want. It seems, unfortunately, as if cypath has -a on by default and has no way to turn it off!

Is this a known bug in cygpath, or did I overlook something? (Web searching on cygpath and "relative path" generated a flood of hits, but none out of the first 100 that i looked thru seemed related...)
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REALPATH(1)							   User Commands						       REALPATH(1)

realpath - print the resolved path SYNOPSIS
Print the resolved absolute file name; all but the last component must exist -e, --canonicalize-existing all components of the path must exist -m, --canonicalize-missing no path components need exist or be a directory -L, --logical resolve '..' components before symlinks -P, --physical resolve symlinks as encountered (default) -q, --quiet suppress most error messages --relative-to=DIR print the resolved path relative to DIR --relative-base=DIR print absolute paths unless paths below DIR -s, --strip, --no-symlinks don't expand symlinks -z, --zero end each output line with NUL, not newline --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit AUTHOR
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