likely stupid question but name conflicts with foo and foo.exe?

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Sep 8 11:24:00 GMT 2010

On Sep  7 09:00, mike marchywka wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to copy of bunch of files from debian over to windoze using scp -r.
> This was working fine except for one error where it complains foo is
> not a directory
> and apparently I have foo and foo.exe in one dir but foo is a directory.

This is by design.  foo.exe is recognized as foo to allow to start apps
without the dreaded suffix.  Since Cygwin 1.7.0, foo and foo.exe are
treated as identical.  You can't have a dir "foo" and a file "foo" in
the same directory, and that extends to "foo", "foo.exe", and "foo.lnk",
the latter only if it's a Cygwin symlink of the shortcut type.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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