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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 23:45:10 -0400
To: cygapp <cygwin-apps AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com>
Subject: Re: two questions
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In-Reply-To: <004801bfeed8$5a75f610$f7c723cb@lifelesswks>; from robert.collins@itdomain.com.au on Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 01:45:56PM +1000

On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 01:45:56PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>1)Start|run, c:\cygwin\usr\local\program.exe
>2)start|run, cmd (running win2k). then (from any drive)
>"c:\cygwin\usr\local\program.exe"
>
>in 1, argv[0] is C:/cygwin/usr/local/program.exe
>in 2, argv[0] is /usr/local/program.exe
>
>Note that bash was not the shell in 2! I'm quite happy to code around this
>myself, but if someone wanted to provide a pointer as to where I should
>place it I'm happy to code around it for cygwin..
>
>The reason it's a issue, is that I want to call exec(argv[0],newswitches),
>which the above behaviour scuttles..

Why?

cgf

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