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RE: Traceroute?


I don't think that's advisable. I foresee problems when "traceroute" appears to exist yet does not act like Unix traceroute. Most especially if a script tries to use it. Heaven forefend that some auto-configure script out there looks for traceroute for some reason.

Better to acknowledge that it's a similarly named program with similar capabilities but not try to pretend it's the same program that's found under Unix.

Randall Schulz
Mountain View, CA USA

At 15:44 2002-09-09, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
$ ln -s /cygdrive/c/WINNT/system32/tracert.exe /usr/local/bin/traceroute.exe

On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Randall R Schulz wrote:

> John,
> Cygwin is not a world apart. You can invoke Windows tracert (and all other
> Windows executables) directly from Cygwin.
> For commonly used commands that reside in a directory I don't otherwise
> want in my PATH, I just define aliases or shell functions in my .bashrc.
> Randall Schulz
> Mountain View, CA USA
> At 14:39 2002-09-09, John Perry wrote:
> >On Mon, 9 Sep 2002, Dan Vasaru wrote:
> >
> >-> Hi John,
> >->
> >-> In case you'll settle for a non-cygwin application, traceroute is available
> >-> on NT platforms as "tracert.exe"
> >
> >Yeah. I knew that. :) It turns out I spend 99% of my time in Cygwin now
> >and just wanted it for this platform. I guess I can always open a Dos
> >window. :(

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