tcsh doesn't find commands that end with .exe

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Jun 15 08:10:00 GMT 2005

On Jun 14 16:22, Volker Quetschke wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>(...)
> >>And all lower case, (cygwin only). Try something like this:
> >
> >Well, it seemed like a good idea way back when.  But I agree that it's
> >probably not quite contemporary anymore.
> >
> >Try the below patch.  It removes the 'all lowercase' and it allows to enter
> >all tools with exe suffix.  If that's basically what you had in mind, I'll
> >send the patch upstream and create a new Cygwin tcsh release.
> Thanks for patching this! I was mainly concerned about the
> unpredictability when starting different programs ending in .exe.
> I didn't know that it was (before your patch) by design. But i like
> the new design better ;)
> I found another variation of my testcase showing that the failure
> in the path hashing also happens in directories with less files
> and that it doesn't "disable" the hashing for those directories
> completely.
> Unpatched standard cygwin tcsh:
> [quetschke@Macros ~]$ which gcc.exe
> /usr/bin/gcc.exe
> [quetschke@Macros ~]$ which whoami.exe
> whoami.exe: Command not found.
> [quetschke@Macros ~]$ which whoami
> /usr/bin/whoami

Doesn't happen with the patched tcsh.


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