dirname and basename in MinGW runtime

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Mar 19 02:35:00 GMT 2007

On 19 March 2007 02:16, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> 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
> sufficient.

  How about /usr/i686-pc-mingw32/man?

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