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Re: `CYGWIN=winsymlinks:nativestrict`, `ln -s target link` fails if target doesn't exist

Hey, sounds cool.
Did you submit your patch to Cygwin devs? Are there plans for accepting it?

On 7 October 2016 at 05:06, Rinrin <> wrote:
> 在 2016/10/6 18:14, Gene Pavlovsky 写道:
>> On 5 October 2016 at 06:00, Rinrin <> wrote:
>>> Hi Gene:
>>>   I made a patch for my private use.
>>>   First of all, you should setup `nativenocheck` in CYGWIN environment
>>> variable to enable this feature.
>>>   If the target does not exist, it will check the last digit of target
>>> path, for '/' it will create a <SYMLINKD> instead of <SYMLINK>
>> Hi Rinrin.
>> I'd like to try it out, is your patch included in mainline Cygwin?
>> If not, how can I get a version with that patch?
>> Thanks.
>> --Gene
> I posted compiled version here.
> This version contains another patch ripped from msys.
> When cygwin process call non-cygwin executable, like mingw binary,
> it will translate cygwin path format to windows format.
> For example:
> /mingw64/usr/bin $ iconv --help
> Usage: C:\Portable\PrivData\cygwin\mingw64\usr\bin\iconv.exe [OPTION...]
> or:    C:\Portable\PrivData\cygwin\mingw64\usr\bin\iconv.exe -l
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