2009/12/30 Larry Hall (Cygwin):
>> I've been using gcc and other tools in older versions of cygwin with
>> 32-bit Windows XP and Vista from windows command prompt (cmd.exe)
>> without problems. But now I'm using 64-bit Windows 7, and some command
>> line tools like gcc.exe do not work anymore (from cmd.exe). They do
>> work ok from Cygwin's bash.

> [...]
> Another [solution] might be to set "winsymlinks" in the CYGWIN
> environment
> variable <http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html> and recreate
> the symlinks you want that way.

That won't work. The option causes symlinks to be represented by
Windows shortcuts, which do work in Explorer, but not in cmd.exe where
they appear as .lnk files instead. (Lame, eh?)


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