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RE: Cygwin: name of an lwp-request script (HEAD) clashes with /bin/head
- From: "McEvoy, Peter" <peter dot mcevoy at iona dot com>
- To: "Igor Pechtchanski" <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>, <libwww at perl dot org>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 15:11:30 +0100
- Subject: RE: Cygwin: name of an lwp-request script (HEAD) clashes with /bin/head
Can you not use the lwp-request wrapper script?
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> From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: Cygwin: name of an lwp-request script (HEAD) clashes with
> When installing LWP through CPAN, the installation creates
> the GET, HEAD
> and POST scripts in /usr/bin. On Cygwin, the name HEAD
> clashes with an
> existing program, /bin/head.exe (Cygwin assumes a ".exe"
> extension if it
> cannot find a program, so /bin/head normally invokes /bin/head.exe).
> Windows mostly disallows files with the same name in different cases,
> unlike Unix, which has no trouble distinguishing between HEAD
> and head.
> So, to accommodate the users of Cygwin and others using
> filesystems, can the scripts GET, HEAD, and POST be renamed to GET.pl,
> HEAD.pl, and POST.pl? Would this break a lot of existing
> Thank you.
> Igor Pechtchanski
> P.S. I've cc'd the cygwin mailing list, as this is relevant to Cygwin.
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