New file for winsup/utils

Joshua Daniel Franklin
Wed Feb 20 21:17:00 GMT 2002

> >OK, here is a new util:
> >
> >Usage mkshortcut.exe [OPTION]... TARGET 
> >NOTE: All filename arguments must be in unix (POSIX) format
> >  -a|--arguments=ARGS   use arguments ARGS 
> >  -h|--help             output usage information and exit
> >  -i|--icon             icon file for link to use
> >  -j|--iconoffset       offset of icon in icon file (default is 0)
> >  -n|--name             name for link (defaults to TARGET)
> >  -v|--version          output version information and exit
> >  -A|--allusers         use 'All Users' instead of current user for -D,-P
> >  -D|--desktop          create link relative to 'Desktop' directory
> >  -P|--smprograms       create link relative to Start Menu 'Programs'
> Now that cygutils is part of the distribution, I think this belongs there, if
> Chuck is amenable.
> With the exception of regtool, all of the programs in winsup/utils are pretty
> cygwin-specific.  While this looks like a very nice tool, I think it belongs
> elsewhere.
> cgf

Looks like a discussion for cygwin-apps. The only thing I would be worried 
about is if cygutils is NOT installed but some packages use mkshortcut as 
part of their post-install script. Wasn't there some discussion of merging
cygutils into the winsup CVS, or did I not catch that right? 

Chuck, do you want to grab the file from cygwin-patches and put it in cygutils?

I'll need to write different documentation than utils.sgml also.

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