install assumes.exe extension?

DePriest, Jason R.
Mon Oct 6 21:03:00 GMT 2008

On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 9:34 PM, Ralph Hempel <> wrote:
> I'd just like to clear up some confusion on my part
> about "install" as distributed with Cygwin.
> I'm building Lua, an MIT licensed scripting language.
> Part of the lua "make install" process calls install
> as follows:
> cd src && install -p -m 0755 lua luac /usr/local/bin
> And sure enough, lua and luac show up in /usr/local/bin
> But they exist as src/lua.exe and src/luac.exe
> So the question is, is it install or the cygwin dll that
> assumes the exe extension on the file in the source dir
> and then removes it when installing it to the destination?
> Ralph
> PS. I'm willing to maintain a Lua (and significant libraries)
>    port for distribution with Cygwin

Does this help?


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