distinguishing cygwin from mingw binaries

Nellis, Kenneth Kenneth.Nellis@conduent.com
Mon Jul 10 17:40:00 GMT 2017

For my personal use, I use gcc to generate binaries, but occasionally I need 
to make a binary available to someone who doesn't use Cygwin. For that I use 
Cygwin's x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc.

After the fact, I would like to know whether the binary requires Cygwin support 
or not. One way is: strings foo.exe | grep cygwin1.dll

Curious what techniques others might use.

One of my wishes for Cygwin is for the "file" command to make the distinction.

--Ken Nellis

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