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Re: -x weirdness

On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 11:28:42PM +0200, Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> Nope. Seems to be a bug in your perl version.  Which version are you
> using right now?  I consider the 5.8.0 series will be removed from the
> mirrors soon, I was not very happy with it.  5.6.1-2 will stay and
> eventually be updated to use cygwin-1.5.2 and probably also some day
> in future there will be a 5.6.2 release, I'll look into this issue if
> it is a bug in 5.6.x, and my 5.8.1-tobe snapshot with cygwin 1.5.2
> does it the correct way: 
> $ perl -e 'print -x "/usr/bin/bash" ? 0 : 1 , "\n"'
> 0
> $ perl -e 'print -x "/usr/bin/bash.exe" ? 0 : 1 , "\n"'
> 0
> $ perl -v
> This is perl, v5.8.1 built for cygwin-multi-64int
> (with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail)
> ...

FWIW, your test above is not conclusive (which doesn't mean
that your 5.8.1-tobe is incorrect).
You need to setup a situation as described by Benoit
where ls -l appears to show that the file isn't executable
although it really is. Using the access function is the way
to go.

This is what I observe (with perl from setup)

$ perl -v
This is perl, v5.8.0 built for cygwin-multi-64int
$ perl -e 'print -x "/usr/bin/bash" ? 0 : 1 , "\n"'
$ [ -x /usr/bin/bash ]; echo $?


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