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RE: symlinks to scripts not found in path

> -----Original Message-----
> Vinschen
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:00 AM
> Subject: Re: symlinks to scripts not found in path
> On Apr 10 15:51, KARR, DAVID wrote:
> > On my old 32-bit Win7 box running Cygwin 1.7.26, I have an executable script that is
> intended to be symlinked to and executed as the symlink name.  This works fine.
> >
> > On my new 64-bit Win7 box running Cygwin 1.7.29, I created the symlink using "ln -s" as
> before.  When I try to execute the script through the symlink, it fails to find it in the
> path.  The script itself has the rx bits set.  I can execute the script directly, although
> it doesn't do anything useful.
> >
> > I didn't see anything obvious in the FAQ or obvious searches.
> Works fine for me:
>   $  uname -rsm
>   CYGWIN_NT-6.3 1.7.29(0.272/5/3) x86_64
>   $ mkdir a b
>   $ cd a
>   cat > <<EOF
>   #!/bin/bash
>   echo Hello World
>   EOF
>   $ chmod +x
>   $ cd ../b
>   $ ln -s ../a/ hello
>   $ ./hello
>   Hello World
> Did you miss the #! by any chance?

Never mind, I had created the symbolic link with a relative path instead of absolute.  Once I recreated it correctly, it worked fine.


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