.exe won't launch

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Tue Jan 16 13:32:00 GMT 2007

On 16 January 2007 13:30, tyger tyger wrote:

> Dear all
> If I compile a c/c++/f95 program to produce an executable, and I try
> to launch that executable I have a problem:
> If I try to launch the .exe from the same folder containing the .exe
> (i.e just by typing the .exe's filename) cygwin returns
> 'command not found'
> If I got to folder above, and launch (by typing the lower folder name,
> backslash, .exe filename) the executable launches fine.
> Any ideas?

  You could stay in the same folder and use dot, backslash, exe filename as
well.  That's how posix shells work.  The current directory ('.') isn't
included in the path by default, which is different from how DOS works; hence
your surprise.  (This is in the FAQ, btw.)

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