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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: Andrew Dalgleish <andrewd at axonet dot com dot au>
- Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 10:06:54 +1000
- Cc: "'cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com'" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
Let me guess - you are using NT's boot loader to multiboot, correct?
(You say you are using NT, but your path contains references to
C:\WIN95.US and C:\WIN98.US)
When you use the NT boot loader to boot DOS/95/98 it copies autoexec.bat
and config.sys into c:\, and leaves them there the next time you boot
NT does not execute autoexec.bat, but it does parse it for PATH
This means your NT environment may depend on what other OS you last
Personally I have a one-line autoexec.bat call another batch file
(autodos.bat, auto95.bat, etc) which does the real work.
Because autoexec.bat doesn't contain any path statements NT doesn't get
(Now this could go in the FAQ :-)
If you add the following to the start of your cygwin.bat it might help
pin down what is going on.
Do you also have a ~/.bashrc and/or ~/.bash_profile?
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