What is wrong with the name excel?

Greywolf greywolf@starwolf.com
Sat Apr 18 02:33:08 GMT 2020

On 4/17/2020 11:01, Eliot Moss wrote:
> On 4/17/2020 1:24 PM, Erik Soderquist via Cygwin wrote:
> What seems a little odd to me is this.  If I had invoked via:
>     excel.exe
> I would not be surprised the MS Excel would launch, because it is probably
> earlier in the path.  But the OP said he typed:
>     ./excel.exe
> So I am surprised, given the explicit path.  Which leads me to a background
> wondering of whether ./excel.exe has execute permission set.  If not maybe
> the search would continue, trying to find something on the path that could
> be executed?  That would surprise me a little, but I'd have to go read the
> fine print on bash, etc.

If it didn't find it in the path at all, one expects (in a reasonable
environment) that the complaint "Command not found" would issue.

> Regards - Eliot Moss
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