windows explorer links in cygwin /bin
Mon Sep 20 11:18:13 GMT 2021
On 9/20/2021 5:45 AM, L A Walsh wrote:
> I have about 99 ".lnk" files in my /bin dir.
> What are these for?
They are shortcut style symlinks. See
> Console2 a2ping a5toa4 adhocfilelist
> amstex arara arlatex authorindex
> bibexport bundledoc cachepic chkweb
> cron_diagnose.sh ctanify ctanupload de-macro
> dtxgen dviasm dvigif dvilj6
Most of these come from TeX Live. I tried searching for some of the others
(such as Console2) at
and they are not in the current Cygwin distro. I don't know why you still have
> So why are these in the /bin directory since they don't
> work on the command line (like in BASH).
Cygwin should recognize them as symlinks.
> So why would ".lnk" files be used in cygwin packages since they don't
> work under cygwin, but are 'explorer' links.
What happens if you type 'amstex --help' in a Cygwin shell?
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