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Re: Possible bug in exec with symlink.
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: Possible bug in exec with symlink.
- From: Mo DeJong <mdejong at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 17:02:15 -0800 (PST)
On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> Cygwin sets the argv to be the name of the file which
> invoked the script.
> In this case, that's 'mygcc'. 'mygcc' is a symbolic link to a script
> which is running a non-cygwin program. The program is apparently
> looking at argv for some kind of inspiration but is unable to
> decipher cygwin's symlink.
Ahh, yes that is the problem. The Tcl shell is not a Cygwin
app so it does not know how to follow the symlink.
% set fd [open ip2k-elf-gcc r]
% read $fd
It tries to run "<symlink>fake_toolchain" and puked on that.
> So, I think that Cygwin is behaving appropriately.
Thanks, I guess I will have to find some other way
to implement this.
Red Hat Inc
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