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Re: For the FAQ: NT PATH problems
- To: Kai Henningsen <kai at cats dot ms>, Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>
- Subject: Re: For the FAQ: NT PATH problems
- From: "Kai Henningsen" <kai at cats dot ms>
- Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 13:26:40 +0200
- CC: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Organization: Spuentrup CTI
On 1 Oct 99, at 11:43, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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.
It is an exact description of what happened to me, and how I solved
it. Nothing else worked; this worked immediately.
Of course, now that I try to reproduce it, I can't.
(At one time, I had two or three versions of the cygwin directory in
the PATH in a DOS window, and after calling CYGWIN.BAT, bash
showed none of them in the PATH.)
>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?
Maybe it's something that got broken installing SP5, and got
repaired once the Control Panel poked around. I certainly don't
Regards - Kai Henningsen
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