[ANNOUNCEMENT] New package: coreutils-5.2.1-2

Jeremy C. Reed reed@reedmedia.net
Wed Dec 22 21:13:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, 21 Dec 2004, Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> - cp(1), install(1), ln(1) and mv(1) contain patches to deal with .exe
>   suffixes more or less transparently.

How does the cygwin project choose which tools are patched for dealing
with .exe and what is not?

Thank you for fixing cp.

My next problem is "strip".

strip filename doesn't work if filename really is called filename.exe

$ strip /home/jreed/pkg/bin/#inst.1924#
strip: /home/jreed/pkg/bin/#inst.1924#: No such file or directory

$ ls -li /home/jreed/pkg/bin/#inst.1924# /home/jreed/pkg/bin/#inst.1924#.exe
70650219154389122 -rwxrwxrwx  1 jreed Users 158621 Dec 22 15:02
/home/jreed/pkg/bin/#inst.1924#
70650219154389122 -rwxrwxrwx  1 jreed Users 158621 Dec 22 15:02
/home/jreed/pkg/bin/#inst.1924#.exe

Instead of attempting to fix every command with this problem, I'd prefer
to not have the .exe extension in the first place.

How do I disable this not-needed feature in gcc?

(I will not use old Windows that needs it.)


 Jeremy C. Reed

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