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How do you write scripts with portable filenames?
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 13:06:25 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: How do you write scripts with portable filenames?
"Portable" between Cygwin and Unix systems, that is. I'm thinking of
the problems caused in particular by command filenames having
extensions on Windows and none on Unix.
E.g. if I say "ls x", where X.EXE exists, ls will output x (as long as
nocaseglob is set). But "strings x" fails because the file x doesn't
Is my goal of writing portable shell scripts doomed? Am I going to
have to say "strings x.exe"? :-(
Is there any cool Cygwin magic to help with this, like there is in
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