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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 18:51:12 -0400
To: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
Subject: Re: lstat() and implied .exe extension
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In-Reply-To: <779F20BCCE5AD31186A50008C75D997917170E@SILLDN_MAIL1>; from EFifer@sanwaint.com on Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 07:24:24PM +0100

On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 07:24:24PM +0100, Fifer, Eric wrote:
>lstat() does not imply a .exe:
>
>	ls -l cat
>	ls: cat: No such file or directory
>
>This isn't a big deal, but I was surprised by the change in behavior
>and thought I should ask whether the impact was anticipated.

It was not intentional.  It was a bug in path_conv that could possibly
have affected other things.

Thanks for catching this.  It should be fixed in the next snapshot.

cgf

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