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Re: Why the rash of people bypassing setup.exe to install?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Robert Collins <rbcollins at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 11:03:14 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Why the rash of people bypassing setup.exe to install?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 15 Feb 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-02-15 at 10:53, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On 15 Feb 2003, Robert Collins wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2003-02-15 at 09:28, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > >
> > > [snip]
> > >
> > > > I was also thinking of creating a '/dev/tty' file in the archive which
> > > > was just a real file containing the words "Hey! What are YOU DOING???" I
> > > > think that would cause a tar extraction to print that message to the
> > > > screen. Don't know what it would do to setup.exe, though.
> > >
> > > probably create c:/cygwin/dev/tty...
> > >
> > > Rob
> > FYI:
> I meant, thats what setup.exe will do.
Yeah, I understood that. I was kind of trying to reply to both comments
at once in a hurry, and now see that it could be interpreted this way.
My answer to your comment was that it's ok to create that file because it
allows Tab-completion (in fact, I have most of the devices as actual files
in c:\cygwin\dev). The rest of the reply was for Chris. Sorry for the
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