.exe magic in Cygwin

Eric Blake eblake@redhat.com
Thu Sep 2 19:42:00 GMT 2010


On 09/02/2010 01:25 PM, Al wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I would like to estimate the 	expenses to port general linux sources to Cygwin.
>
> I did look into Cygwins patch for coreutils. It has 1231 lines of diff
> code. A lot of the stuff is related to the ".exe" magic done by
> cygwin.
>
> Do I have to implement that magic in this extend into every package
> that I would like to run on Cygwin or is this rather special in the
> case of coreutils?

Coreutils tends to be an exception, because it is so core to the system. 
  Other tools that I also maintain, like m4 or findutils, port with 0 
patches.

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