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RE: 1.5.19-4 exec family of functions find wrong file to execute

On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Dave Korn wrote:

> On 30 January 2006 19:23, Martin wrote:
> > Any response?
> > TIA
> > --- Martin <linkscrazy@yahoo.!> wrote:
> >
> >> I am attempting to invoke a command with execvp/execlp.  If a file
> >> appears in my PATH before the executable desired and has the same name
> >> as the executable, the first occurrence of the file name is used as
> >> the executable to invoke.  Even though the first file is NOT marked as
> >> executable.
> >> Is this normal behavior for execlp/execvp?
> >> Shouldn't the execution permission be set in order to execute it?
>   Depends on your mountpoints.  If the file is found under a mountpoint
> with the cygexec flag set, it will be assumed to be executable
> regardless of the x bit in the file's perms.

Also, on FAT filesystems, there are no permission bits[*]...  Your file
may be tripping the executable file detection heuristics, though.
[*] Cygwin can simulate them for you on pure FAT with "ntea", but with
FAT32 you're SOL.
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