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Re: What is executable or not...?
- From: Brian Dessent <brian at dessent dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 21:31:30 -0700
- Subject: Re: What is executable or not...?
- Organization: My own little world...
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
linda w wrote:
> When I am in bash, I can type a completion char for my executable and it
> give me a list of all the executables that could complete my command.
> The command completion doesn't give a complete listing of all files, but
> it does include many ".dll's", most that would seem to be
Because to bash any file with the 'x' bit set is an executable. This is
how it works in *nix / posix and that's what Cygwin is emulating. I
think if you were to "chmod a-x" your DLLs you'd run into serious
problems so I suggest you not do that.
You should read the bash manual section 8.6:
<http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html#SEC112> You could
probably change the completion behavior so that "*.[dD][lL][lL]" doesn't
match, if it really bothers you.
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