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Re: symlinks show .exe
- From: David Antliff <david dot antliff at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:12:09 +1300
- Subject: Re: symlinks show .exe
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2009/10/5 Vincent Rivière <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Do you agree this is a bug and it should be fixed ?
I've got nothing to do with the code, but I am an interested observer.
In my experience, it should be possible to create symlinks to any
arbitrary target, regardless of whether it actually exists or not.
Therefore, if I create a symlink to "/bin/ls" then I'd expect that to
be the content of the symlink - the automatic behaviour of rewriting
it to "/bin/ls.exe" is unexpected and therefore probably incorrect
according to some "standard" somewhere.
Perhaps the 'shortcut' of omitting the .exe extension is getting in
the way here - it's preventing unambiguous identification of the
But maybe I misunderstand the scope of symlinks and something
somewhere says the system can rewrite them to point at valid targets
if it wishes?
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