[HEADSUP] Proposal for change in postinstall script handling (was Re: [RFC] incremental rebase)

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Nov 26 22:03:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 26 22:07, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Here are a couple more things I#d like to add/change:
> 1. The code to run batch scripts actually relies on CMD.EXE.  It seems
> appropriate to either require a ".cmd" suffix for those scripts or at
> least optionally recognize it.

Sounds right to me, as long as .bat continues to work.

> 2. Batch files started via CMD.EXE use full buffering.  I'm not sure
> what to do about it, but line buffering should be used if at all
> possible.  Suggestions?

Why do they do that?  If that's a cmd.exe issue, we won't be able
to fix it.  I assume it's related to being redirected?

> 3. In Cygwin we only ever use a ".bat" to start dash.  I would like to
> cut out the middleman and directly allow ".dash" scripts instead.

Sure, that might be nice.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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