[gccsdk] GCC 4.7.4 Rel 1 Dev 2014-01-08: Text file execute permission bit

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sun Mar 9 16:47:05 PDT 2014

Hi Ben,

> > I thought about that too (i.e. check on Alias$@RunType_XYZ), but
> > then we have text files with execute permission bit set too.  I'm
> > not sure whether it going to be worthwhile.
> As you say, most data filetypes has RunType variables assigned, so
> that's no use to distinguish executables from data files.

>From another perspective, if I can *Foo from a shell and it runs then
does it matter it opens an editor for Foo, if that's how the RunType is
defined?  For Tab-completion at a prompt, I'd want Foo included in the

On Linux, one could make a PNG executable and define a suitable
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binfmt_misc to make an ASCII approximation
cat(1) to the TTY.  :-)

Cheers, Ralph.

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