PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN

Marco Atzeri
Tue Aug 9 13:14:00 GMT 2016

On 09/08/2016 14:58, cyg Simple wrote:
>> So, if we actually implement PATHEXT, its usage would be limited to
>> suffixes of binary files and files starting with #!<interpreter>, or we
>> would have to use a way to start an application which doesn't work well
>> in a POSIX scenario, or we would have to search the registry for the
>> suffix linkage.  Additionally to searching a variable number of files
>> for each single file access.
> I tried "chmod +x foo.txt; ./foo.txt" but that results in Cygwin
> assuming the text file is a script and executing each line of the file.
> If PATHEXT were used only to determine that the file should be passed to
> ShellExecute instead it might be beneficial but since I can easily just
> do "cmd /c foo.txt" then probably not so much.

try "cygstart foo.txt"

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