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Re: "bash: hello: Command not found" error for hello.exe in present directory
On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 10:09:01PM +0100, Terry Flannery wrote:
> Your windows 2000 machine has . in your path then, which is not done by
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Abhijit Patait" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, August 18, 2002 10:04 PM
> Subject: Re: "bash: hello: Command not found" error for hello.exe in present
> > This, however, does not happen on the cygwin bash
> > shell installed on my Windows 2000 machine (I did not
> > do anything special there). That's why I am confused!!
> > Abhijit
> > Because unlike DOS and NT command shells, bash et.al.
> > do NOT look for any executables in the current
> > directory unless explicitly told to do so (by
> > prepending './' to the command or adding '.' to the
> > PATH).
> > Abhijit Patait wrote:
> > I recently installed cygwin on my Windows XP machine.
> > I wrote a simple "hello world" program and compiled
> > and linked it using gcc to create an executable named
> > "hello.exe" in a directory, named ~/hello/. However,
> > when I type "hello.exe" on the command line (in the
> > directory ~/hello/), I get a "bash: hello: command not
> > found" error. I have verified that the file hello.exe
> > exists in that directory.
> > A workaround is that I have to issue a command
> > "./hello" and then it works. Another workaround is
> > that I append "./" to my path in the .bashrc file in
> > my home directory and then it works too. Could someone
> > shed light on what's going on? Why is the shell not
> > able to look for the command in the present directory
> > first?
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
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Or PATH starts with ":" which is an implied ".:".
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