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Re: src/winsup/cygwin ChangeLog

On Nov  5 11:55, Yaakov S wrote:
> On 05/11/2009 11:34, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Sigh.
> >
> >Is there any *reliable* solution to this problem, other than never to
> >add a .exe suffix?
> What is "this problem" that you're trying to fix?

rename ("foo", "bar"), when "foo" is a Windows binary.  That's what
happens, for instance, when you call

  strip foo

strip create a tempfile with an arbitrary name to write the stripped
binary to, and then renames it back to the incoming filename.  So
the current mechanism will find that "tmpXYZ" is a Windows binary file,
the .exe suffix was not given in the source, and no suffix (in the
previous incarnation "no .exe suffix") has been specified for the target,
so it appends .exe to the target filename.

The old implementation results in another problem, see


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