Status on issue with PATH ignoring scripts with same name as exes in 1.3.1?

Christopher Faylor
Tue May 8 07:04:00 GMT 2001

On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 11:29:29PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 11:02 PM
>Subject: Re: Status on issue with PATH ignoring scripts with same name
>as exes in 1.3.1?
>> On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 05:17:47PM -0700, Karr, David wrote:
>>>I haven't reexamined this issue in several days.  I have "wrapper"
>>>scripts with the same name as exes later in the path.  This worked fine
>>>in 1.1.8, but now that I'm trying to use 1.3.1, it doesn't work
>>>anymore.  When the shell does a PATH search, it ignores the script and
>>>just uses the exe.  I'm just looking for some information on this.  I
>>>can downgrade my cygwin1.dll to 1.1.8 for now.
>>Corinna's recent bash upgrade may fix this.
>I probably shouldn't ask....  my english parser is confused: wheres the
>direct question above?

I felt that I had to respond because Corinna and I had discussed this
privately and felt that her release would solve some of the problems
that people were having with PATH and #!.

Since no one else besides Corinna and me understood this, the alternative
was either to address the issue or let people flounder.  I chose the former.

For the record, I might very well falter in my resolve to be silent on
any number of occasions in the future.  Rest assured that if I do
respond to a message it will be with the full shameful knowledge that my
resolution was not perfect.


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