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Re: which command fails

On Thu, 19 Dec 2002, J S wrote:

> Sorry I posted this to the wrong group.
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >Since I upgraded cygwin I can't use the which command. It keeps saying:
> >
> >$ which /usr/bin/ls
> >/usr/bin/ls: Command not found.
> >
> >
> >My path appears to be OK:
> >
> >$ echo $PATH
> >/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:.:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/wmaker/bin:/cygdriv
> >e/c/WINNT/system32:/cygdrive/c/WINNT:/cygdrive/c/WINNT/System32/Wbem:/cygdrive/c/ora8i/bin:/cygdrive
> >/c/Program
> >Files/Oracle/jre/1.1.7/bin:/cygdrive/c/PROGRA~1/E!PC:/cygdrive/c/ACE/rdbms32/bin:/cygdriv
> >e/c/Program Files/Attachmate/E!E2K/:/cygdrive/c/PROGRA~1/ULTRAE~1
> >
> >The which also looks OK, and is the same as the which in the old cygwin I
> >had:
> >
> >$ which
> >usage: which [-a] command...
> >
> >$ ls -l which
> >-rwx------ 1 544 10513 4608 Nov 15 2001 which
> >
> >Any ideas what could be going wrong?
> >
> >JS.

Yes. You have ntsec on (it's on by default starting from 1.3.13, IIRC),
and the files in your /bin have the wrong permissions. Try

$ chmod -R a+rx /bin

and see if it solves the problem. You might also want to update your
passwd and group files - search this list for instructions.

Thanks, that was it. I did chmod -R a+rx * and that fixed the Xfree problem I was having with 'failed to open input method' as well.
I didn't realise the permissions had changed in Cygwin now, looks like I'll have to go back to the documentation and read up on it again.

Thanks for your help.


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