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Re: For the FAQ: NT PATH problems
- To: Kai Henningsen <kai at cats dot ms>
- Subject: Re: For the FAQ: NT PATH problems
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>
- Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 11:43:10 +0200
- CC: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <E11Wyvu-0006AXfirstname.lastname@example.org>
Kai Henningsen wrote:
> Q: I'm on NT, and bash can't find any commands unless I give the
> whole pathname. CYGWIN.BAT sets the PATH, but bash doesn't
> see this - it magically disappears again.
> A: Under Settings/Control Panel/System/Environment, there are
> system and user variables. You need to have both a "Path" entry in
> the upper window, and a "PATH" entry in the lower window. The
> latter is probably missing.
> Just type PATH into the Variable field, leave Value blank, and click
> on Set.
> (Don't ask me why Microsoft decided to do it this way.)
I dont know, why you think so, but that is neither a general
problem, nor a solution. NT concat's both PATHs to generate the
path for the current user. They also doesn't disappear if
they are correct. One problem seems to be the existence of a
trailing semicolon but I don't remember the exact effect. Maybe,
another reader can explain it?
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