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RE: Inconsistence on file operation when the name already exists with exe extension
> On Behalf Of Aaron Schneider
> I believe that Cygwin tries to emulate cmd.exe
No, Cygwin does not try to emulate the cmd.exe shell. Cygwin tries to emulate a shell running on Linux, usually the "bash" shell.
That's why you have to use "./file.exe" or "./file" to run a program from the current directory (if the current directory is not included in PATH).
If you want to use "cmd.exe" as your shell, you can try running "cmd.exe", and then execute the other Cygwin programs you want directly (C:\cygwin\bin\file.exe) from cmd.exe. But that may run into problems.
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