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Re: Fw: bug in texi2dvi, and hack patch

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Fw: bug in texi2dvi, and hack patch
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 08:58:39 -0800
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"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Ben Pfaff <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:30:27 -0800
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> >>   test -f tex.exe && test -x tex.exe
>> >
>> > This will work, but is redundant: it's enough to test for tex.exe,
>> > since it's always executable on MS systems.
>> I have had Windows systems refuse to execute .exe files that were
>> mounted off a NetApp until I switched over to a Unix system and
>> did a chmod +x.
> This is an exception, specific to some network software.  Native
> Windows filesystems don't have an executable bit, AFAIK.

There was no special network software installed on the machine in
question.  If some Windows systems need an executable bit to run
programs on some filesystems, why not test for the executable
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