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Re: cygpath -w and .exe magic
On 8/26/2016 9:08 AM, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
Dear Cygwin Community,
$ ls -l
-rwxr-x--- 1 knellis Domain Users 60927 Aug 26 08:57 hello.exe
$ cygpath -w hello
The purpose of cygpath -w, it seems to me, is to provide
to Windows a valid path given a Posix path.
Given executable file foo.exe, which Cygwin allows to be
referenced simply as foo, should not: cygpath -w foo
instead of: foo
Passing foo to a Windows application will certainly
be a problem. I recognize this might be considered a
change of scope for the program, but I think the tool
should do the .exe magic rather than pass off this
responsibility to the user. Food for thought.
and break everyone who has existing code to take care of this?
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