latest cygwin: 'run' problem

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]
Tue Sep 9 13:31:00 GMT 2014

Andrey Repin sent the following at Tuesday, September 09, 2014 9:08 AM
>That makes little sense. Could be solved, though. CMD doesn't offer a
>way to distinguish between file and directory, but we have test.

Every directory contains a virtual file named nul (note: only one L;
serves the function of /dev/null ), so one can test for that.

c:\> if exist c:\Windows\nul echo y

c:\> if exist c:\Windows\explorer.exe\nul echo y


- Barry
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