`CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict`, `ln -s target link` fails if target doesn't exist
Fri Oct 7 05:33:00 GMT 2016
å¨ 2016/10/6 18:14, Gene Pavlovsky åé:
> On 5 October 2016 at 06:00, Rinrin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Hi Gene:
>> I made a patch for my private use.
>> First of all, you should setup `nativenocheck` in CYGWIN environment
>> variable to enable this feature.
>> If the target does not exist, it will check the last digit of target
>> path, for '/' it will create a <SYMLINKD> instead of <SYMLINK>
> Hi Rinrin.
> I'd like to try it out, is your patch included in mainline Cygwin?
> If not, how can I get a version with that patch?
I posted compiled version here.
This version contains another patch ripped from msys.
When cygwin process call non-cygwin executable, like mingw binary,
it will translate cygwin path format to windows format.
/mingw64/usr/bin $ iconv --help
Usage: C:\Portable\PrivData\cygwin\mingw64\usr\bin\iconv.exe [OPTION...]
[-f ENCODING] [-t ENCODING] [INPUTFILE...]
or: C:\Portable\PrivData\cygwin\mingw64\usr\bin\iconv.exe -l
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