[Ping Python maintainer]: enhancement request

Thorsten Kampe thorsten@thorstenkampe.de
Tue May 1 18:57:00 GMT 2007

* Jason Tishler (Tue, 01 May 2007 14:32:06 -0400)
> On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 10:21:25AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > OTOH, I still don't see any reason not to tell people "you have to run
> > bash first if you want to use python".
> This is the solution that I prefer.

I think the best solution would be to make the Cygwin symlinks somehow 
"Windows compatible" - so Windows would be able to run those as if 
they were shortcuts.

What about this "winsymlinks" Cygwin environment variable? The 
description says "if set, Cygwin creates symlinks as Windows shortcuts 
with a special header and the R/O attribute set. If not set, Cygwin 
creates symlinks as plain files with a magic number, a path and the 
system attribute set. Defaults to set".

So why don't the symlinks "work" under Windows (despite being "created 
as Windows shortcuts with a special header")??


Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/

More information about the Cygwin mailing list