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Re: strings failing
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Gerry Reno <grenoml at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 15:52:21 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: strings failing
- References: <email@example.com>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Gerry Reno wrote:
> Has anyone seen behavior like this:
> On Cygwin 1.3.18 I am seeing strange failures with trying to use
> strings. Strings does not seem able to see some files yet 'ls' shows
> them, 'od -cx' shows them. Also gcc has similar problem in that it is
> reporting: no such file or directory on some compiles.
> $strings /lib/libc.a
> d:\mingw\bin\strings.exe: /lib/libc.a: No such file or directory
> (This happens for any file in /lib)
> Any ideas what may be causing strings to fail?
> Gerry Reno
You mean, aside from the fact that you aren't using Cygwin's "strings"?
MinGW programs aren't aware of Cygwin mounts. I suspect you're using
MinGW gcc as well.
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