Cygwin xfig eps problem

Mike Shi
Wed Oct 5 00:41:00 GMT 2005

Franz Haeuslschmid <lukrez <at>> writes:
> Mike,
> I think I've found the reason for XFig's strange behavior.

Franz - Well, you got further with the source than I did!

Once I saw that (a) xfig always created files of the same name (based on the
PID), (b) that file remained throughout the xfig session after an EPS import,
and (c) that I was never able to see the file after doing the same with xfig
running on Linux (since, as you discovered, it should get immediately deleted
once xfig has used it!), I figured it was a windows filesystem/permissions type
problem that was beyond my expertise and that I was unlikely to get much help
with since (i) the majority of xfig users likely run it happily on *nix, and
(ii) it appears that there aren't many cygwin users (i.e. 2 at the moment!) who
find the problem an annoyance ...

BUT, thanks to your curiosity and subsequent investigations, it seems that we
may have an answer.

Franz Haeuslschmid <lukrez <at>> writes:
> On the other hand, I'm wondering why `unlink' doesn't remove the
> file as it should do.

I'm afraid I'm not going to be of much help to you here ... ;-)

Looks like I'll have to get the X11 development stuff installed on my box when I
get back to it to try your idea. Thanks for your efforts - I'll let you know how
it goes.


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