cygwin-1.7: mv appends .exe extension to .bat and .com files

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Oct 2 09:02:00 GMT 2008

On Oct  1 09:27, Herb Maeder wrote:
> With a fresh install of cygwin-1.7 on a vanilla Vista system, I see that
> the 'mv' command appends a .exe extension to the destination file for any
> source files that have a .bat or .com extensions.
> To reproduce:
>    % mkdir foobar
>    % touch foo.bat
>    % mv foo.bat foobar
>    % ls foobar
>    foo.bat.exe
> Same goes for .com files.  And if a directory is moved any .bat or .com
> files will be renamed to .bat.exe and .com.exe in the destination
> directory.  I see this with at least the cygwin-1.7.0-29 and and
> cygwin-1.7.0-30 dlls.
> A cygwin-1.5 install on Vista does not add the .exe extension.
> I believe that this should be easily reproducible.

It is.  Thanks for the report.  I'll look into this the next couple of


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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