windres broken

Ken Brown
Sat Jan 7 13:47:00 GMT 2017

On 1/6/2017 11:10 PM, Steven Penny wrote:
> Something is wrong with windres:
>     $ windres myapp.rc -o myapp.res
>     Usage: windres [option(s)] [input-file] [output-file]
>      The options are:
>       -i --input=<file>            Name input file
>       -o --output=<file>           Name output file
>       -J --input-format=<format>   Specify input format
> The syntax above is shown here:
> Yet the command just prints usage instead of doing the thing. This command
> works:
>     windres myapp.rc myapp.res
> However this shouldnt be needed as described by the man:
>     -i filename
>         The name of the input file.  If this option is not used, then
>         windres will use the first non-option argument as the input file
>         name.
> This is a problem because Git itself uses the "input -o output" syntax, which
> should be working:

That syntax works for me.  Are you sure you're using Cygwin's windres?


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