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Re: PATHEXT is fundamental to Windows and Should be recognised by CYGWIN
On 09/08/2016 14:58, cyg Simple wrote:
So, if we actually implement PATHEXT, its usage would be limited to
suffixes of binary files and files starting with #!<interpreter>, or we
would have to use a way to start an application which doesn't work well
in a POSIX scenario, or we would have to search the registry for the
suffix linkage. Additionally to searching a variable number of files
for each single file access.
I tried "chmod +x foo.txt; ./foo.txt" but that results in Cygwin
assuming the text file is a script and executing each line of the file.
If PATHEXT were used only to determine that the file should be passed to
ShellExecute instead it might be beneficial but since I can easily just
do "cmd /c foo.txt" then probably not so much.
try "cygstart foo.txt"
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