execvp() runs programs from cwd even if '.' is not in PATH

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Dec 17 14:28:00 GMT 2009

On Dec 17 06:59, Eric Blake wrote:
> According to Corinna Vinschen on 11/20/2009 3:59 AM:
> > On Nov 20 09:48, Christian Franke wrote:
> >> execvp() and the other 'p' variants of exec run programs also from
> >> current directory even if '.' is not in the PATH.
> > 
> > If Cygwin doesn't find the executable in $PATH, the string is used
> > literally when calling spawn_guts, which in turn converts the incoming
> > path to an absolute Windows path, which obviously works fine.
> > 
> > This is a bug and the fix is easy, but it's not a regression, so we
> > should better stick to it until after 1.7.1.
> Are you planning on checking in the fix now?

Not yet since I have other things on my plate.  Actually, if you
have a patch handy, feel free to send it to the patches list.


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