PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN

cyg Simple
Tue Aug 9 15:15:00 GMT 2016

On 8/9/2016 9:07 AM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> 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"

And then you can do:

ln -s foo.txt foo
cygstart foo

OR you can do

alias foo="cygstart foo.txt"

cyg Simple

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