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Re: Cygwin exe magic does not understand .com extension? [or .exe sometimes]
- From: cygwin at raf dot org
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 15:44:35 +1100
- Subject: Re: Cygwin exe magic does not understand .com extension? [or .exe sometimes]
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Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 02:52:44AM +0400, Andrey Repin wrote:
> >Greetings, All!
> >$ mode<Tab>
> >mode.com 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
> >$ 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 mode.com, but unable to execute it.
> It's likely that "mode.com" 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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