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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: Chris Faylor <cgf at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Fri, 1 Oct 1999 08:09:25 -0400
- Cc: Corinna Vinschen <corinna at vinschen dot de>, cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- References: <37F4822E.A6E7585F@vinschen.de> <E11X0pl-0006N5email@example.com>
- Reply-To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
On Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 01:26:40PM +0200, Kai Henningsen wrote:
>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
In that case, this will not be going into the FAQ. Sorry.
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