ln -s exe magic (coreutils 6.7-2)
DePriest, Jason R.
Tue Apr 17 21:22:00 GMT 2007
On 4/9/07, Eric Blake wrote:
[ cut out lots of useful information to save space ]
Will your proposed changes in coreutils fix the following problem I
just discovered today?
Create a symbolic link
ln -s /usr/bin/foo /foo
where /usr/bin/foo is really usr/bin/foo.exe
ls -l /foo
foo -> /usr/bin/foo.exe
No such file or directory
ls -l /
returns whatever else is in the directory plus
foo.exe -> /usr/bin/foo.exe
So I was baffled that the .exe was required since at no point in my
link creating process did I reference a .exe on the end of the files.
$ cygcheck -c coreutils
Cygwin Package Information
Package Version Status
coreutils 6.7-2 OK
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