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Re: Cygwin exe magic does not understand .com extension? [or .exe sometimes]

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 02:52:44AM +0400, Andrey Repin wrote:
> >Greetings, All!
> >
> >$ mode<Tab>
> >     modemui.dll  modex.dll
> That would be /bin/sh exe magic from the looks of it.  It is probably
> just trying to find anything with an executable bit set, just like on
> Linux.
> >$ mode
> >bash: mode: command not found
> >
> >Now, I see two issues.
> >First, it is that it see .dll files as executables. Which is true in essence,
> >but rather suspicious, as .dll files are normally not directly executable.
> >Would really like an explanation for this behavior.
> >
> >Second, is that it actually see, but unable to execute it.
> It's likely that "" would execute it.

this sounds like the problem i posted about the other day that trying to
execute gcc doesn't work but gcc.exe does. it's a pity. i wish someone had
an explanation why it happens with some programs like gcc (and mode) but not
others. a solution would be even better. but i've given up trying to compile
python modules so i can live with the failure.

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