dirname and basename in MinGW runtime

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Mar 19 02:16:00 GMT 2007

On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 09:37:56PM -0400, Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
>I'm getting ready to roll out a new MinGW runtime, as part of the new
>release dirname and basename functions have been added.  As part of the
>package, man pages for both functions install to /usr/man/man3.  My
>question is, is this a good thing?  Until this point it seems the the
>runtime has lived in it's own isolated world within Cygwin, but these
>man pages have crept in to the Cygwin world.
>Is there a better place in which these man pages should be installed
>from withing Cygwin?

I don't know where they should live but they definitely shouldn't be
installed in /usr/man/man3/dirname.3 and /usr/man/man3/basename.3.
Maybe adding a mingw- to the beginning of the filename would be


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