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Re: want to continue using Cygwin 1.5
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 23:06:35 -0400
- Subject: Re: want to continue using Cygwin 1.5
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On 4/4/2010 12:50 AM, prakash babu wrote:
Since MS-DOS style path is not supported by chmod in Cygwin 1.7, I want
to continue using Cygwin 1.5 on my new Windows box.
Seems like a long way to go to keep support for a minor feature, which
was buggy to start with. While it's certainly your choice, 1.5 is, as
mentioned already, unsupported. You might want to consider generating
a little script that you invoke as "chmod" which calls "attrib" with the
appropriate setting for the "r" flag when it spots a MS-DOS style path
and the real chmod in all other cases. While I'm sure it would be a
little work to do this well, I expect you'll find the effort pays off
unless 1.5 does everything you ever wanted or need and will fulfill
that promise for you in the future.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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