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Sat Mar 13 18:25:00 GMT 1999

                                    March 13th, 1999

The MS-DOS "find" is, I agree, useless.
As for the "Windows" "find", found in the Windows Explorer Tools menu and
also accessible by pressing F-3 normally, this is actually a decent tool.

                                     David L. Painter
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-----Original Message-----
From: Suhaib M. Siddiqi <Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com>
To: Rick Rankin <>
Cc: <>
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: find, ksh, and job control

>>But are there really enough command name conflicts to justify all that? I
>>haven't really checked, but the only one I'm really aware of is find, and
>>the windows find command is pretty useless anyway.
>After a little back and forth writing you are basically syaing the same
>*Windows find is useless.*
>If you have Windows Nt UNIX option pack installed then there are a whole
>of conflicts if you add Cygwin to your WinNT path.
>>Personally, I am
>>perfectly happy putting the cygwin bin in my path ahead of windows or
>>but if there are other name clashes, perhaps another method is warranted.
>If I rememebr correctly, a while ago, some user wrote he deleted cmd.exe
>replaced is by bash.exe.  I think it is all personal preferences what you
>like to see, do and are used to of.
>>Rick Rankin
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Suhaib M. Siddiqi [ mailto:Ssiddiqi@InspirePharm.Com ]
>>> Sent: Saturday, March 13, 1999 6:01 PM
>>> To: Rick Rankin;
>>> Subject: Re: find, ksh, and job control
>>> >> If you are on NT do not include Cygwin to PATH.  Best start Cygwin by
>>> >                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> >Why not? I have it in my path because I want to be able to run cygwin
>>> >commands from bash or from cmd.exe.
>>> >
>>> I can also run cygwin commands from cmd.exe.  For this purpose, I
>>> another batch file, called cygnus-dos.bat and replashed the *bash* with
>>> *cmd*  If I start NT cmd.exe using this my *cygnus-dos.bat* file,
>>> I can use
>>> all of my cygwin commands from cmd.exe prompt, and stll do not get any
>>> conflicts.
>>> --SMS
>>> >Rick
>>> >--
>>> >Rick Rankin
>>> >
>>> >
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