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Re: bug? cp and coreutils-5.2.1-2

Just updated my Cygwin. If I use cp to copy a file, in this case an executable, I get "This program cannot be run in DOS mode" when I try to run the copied file.

The copied file also now differs from the original.

$ ls -l /bin/sum.exe
-rwxr-x---+ 1 sam Users 26624 Dec 21 02:32 /bin/sum.exe

$ cp /bin/sum.exe copysum.exe

$ ls -l copysum.exe
-rwxr-x---  1 sam None 26713 Dec 22 14:35 copysum.exe

$ cmp /bin/sum.exe copysum.exe
/bin/sum.exe copysum.exe differ: char 119, line 1

$ ./copysum.exe
This program cannot be run in DOS mode.

Anybody else experiencing this? I have tested this out on three different computers that have been updated today, all produce the same results. On a box thats running the older cygwin, cp copies the files exactly and I have no trouble running them.

Thanks, Sam

Works fine for me. Maybe you'd better do

$ which cp
$ which ls

...and for good measure,

$ /bin/sum.exe

You may find that /bin/sum.exe is *not* what you run when you run

FYI, for me, running sum or ./copysum.exe just hangs, it is waiting
for stdin.  So I ran the --version option to each, just to see them
do something.


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