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Re: symlinks show .exe
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According to Corinna Vinschen on 10/4/2009 2:19 PM:
> The Cygwin symlink(2) call does not add the .exe suffix, neither in
> Cygwin 1.5, nor in Cygwin 1.7. It looks like a feature of the ln(1)
> tool from the Cygwin 1.5 coreutils, AFAICS.
Yes, the 1.5 ln(1) had some .exe magic, because cygwin1.dll 1.5 did not
always handle symlinks gracefully if the .exe was not present.
> ln(1) from the Cygwin 1.7
> coreutils does also not add a .exe suffix.
Probably because cygwin 1.7 handles .exe better. I disabled some of the
.exe magic when porting coreutils to 1.7 (perhaps too much, though, based
on reports of cp not doing enough .exe magic).
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake email@example.com
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