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Re: PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN
On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 11:15 AM, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 8/9/2016 10:13 AM, Erik Soderquist wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 8:58 AM, cyg Simple wrote:
>>> I tried "chmod +x foo.txt; ./foo.txt" but that results in Cygwin
>>> assuming the text file is a script and executing each line of the file.
>>> If PATHEXT were used only to determine that the file should be passed to
>>> ShellExecute instead it might be beneficial but since I can easily just
>>> do "cmd /c foo.txt" then probably not so much.
>> That is the behavior I would expect in any *nix environment, and
>> therefore consider the correct behavior within cygwin.
> But any text file, regardless of the mode, regardless of #! first line
> will be executed at least by bash; I have tested the other shells. This
> isn't expected behavior as I see it.
... that should not work, but I've confirmed it does in some shells...
$ echo echo meow >foo.txt
$ ls -l foo.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 user Domain Users 10 Aug 9 12:37 foo.txt
$ chmod a-x foo.txt
user@localhost:/tmp $ ./foo.txt
ksh: ./foo.txt: can't execute: Permission denied
126|user@localhost:/tmp $ ^D
\[\e]0;\w\a\]\n\[\e[32m\]\u@\h \[\e[33m\]\w\[\e[0m\]\n$ ./foo.txt
$ uname -a ; bash --version
CYGWIN_NT-10.0 localhost 2.5.1(0.297/5/3) 2016-04-21 22:14 x86_64 Cygwin
GNU bash, version 4.3.42(4)-release (x86_64-unknown-cygwin)
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