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Re: shell-command causes problems with absolute/relative paths in TAGS

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: shell-command causes problems with absolute/relative paths in TAGS
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2012 17:12:13 +0200

> From: "David Chappaz" <>
> Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 14:04:57 -0000
> >
> > 
> > I did that port because the one on GnuWin32 is abysmally slow, on any
> > drive, not just network ones.
> Wow that really makes a massive difference !!
> I am not asking for the details, as I'm unlikely to understand, but... how
> come the GnuWin32 port hasn't been updated or fixed ?

I don't know; I cannot speak for the GnuWin32 project.  The fact is,
many ports there are outdated and some are outright broken.

I did offer them my once port of GNU ID Utils (another package whose
GnuWin32 is hopelessly broken), and even got an agreement and uploaded
the zip archives where they told me to.  But months passed and nothing
happened, so I decided to start my own project on SourceForge, and you
can find ID Utils there as well (and much more).

> Not only is your port much faster, it also doesn't completely fall apart
> when encountering symbolic links on a unix network drive (which of course
> can't be resolved)

Yes, and xargs doesn't fail, and locate actually works, etc. etc.

Whoever did the GnuWin32 port probably didn't test the result well

> You've made my day !

I'm glad I could help.

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