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Re: Using Cygwin on NT 4.0 and Win2000; a user experience
Martin Buchholz wrote:
>>> - The "grep" package comes with a grep.exe (and no file "grep"), but
>>> no egrep.exe (instead it has a "egrep"). Of course this is easy for
>>> the user to fix, but the package should be fixed as well.
> Max> There is nothing wrong here - it doesn't need to be fixed.
> There is non-zero support in Sun's Java SDK to allow building using
> Cygwin tools (although MKS is the "official" supported platform).
> In one of the Makefiles is this line:
> EGREP = $(UNIXCOMMAND_PATH)egrep.exe
> Arguably, this is bad code. You should run a command via its name,
> sans any .EXE extension. But Cygwin should be consistent; either all
> executables are named FOO, or they're named FOO.EXE. Make up your mind.
Except that we are consistent. *Real* executables have an .exe suffix.
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