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RE: Cygwin: name of an lwp-request script (HEAD) clashes with/bin/head
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "McEvoy, Peter" <peter dot mcevoy at iona dot com>
- Cc: libwww at perl dot org, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 23:07:32 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Cygwin: name of an lwp-request script (HEAD) clashes with/bin/head
I don't. However, some other perl packages that I used were dependent on
LWP, and the scripts got installed along with it. For some reason I
wasn't asked whether those should be created.
On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, McEvoy, Peter wrote:
> Can you not use the lwp-request wrapper script?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: 27 September 2002 23:32
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: Cygwin: name of an lwp-request script (HEAD) clashes with
> > /bin/head
> > Hi,
> > 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
> > case-insensitive
> > 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
> > functionality?
> > Thank you.
> > Igor Pechtchanski
> > P.S. I've cc'd the cygwin mailing list, as this is relevant to Cygwin.
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