*.COM file execution
Sun Sep 13 18:50:00 GMT 1998
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dr. Volker Zell [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 1998 September 11, Friday 00:47
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: *.COM file execution
> >> The necessary support in Cygwin32 is fixed in the development
> >> sources / next major release:
> >> * spawn.cc (perhaps_suffix): If report_failure_p is
> >> non-zero this function will search for (PROG is the pathname to
> >> the executable file) PROG.exe, PROG, PROG.com, PROG.bat, and
> >> PROG.cmd and return either the full path name if found or NULL
> >> if not. (spawn_guts): If the file name of the executable end
> >> in either .exe, .com, .bat, or .cmd we assume that it is not a
> >> script file and therefore do not open the file to determine if
> >> it is.
> Is it possible to include the .btm extension for the 4NT command
> interpreter fans. Here the description of a btm file from the
> online-help of the 4NT command interpreter:
> BTM File: A special type of 4NT batch file which is loaded into
> memory to speed up execution.
I've got a patch to spawn.cc which uses NT's PATHEXT variable.
I'm still testing it, but I'll post it later this week if nothing
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