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Re: Determining the location of a Cygwin installation
Tino Lange wrote:
This is not true! There's a trick: At least under >= Windows 2000 you
can just put 'cygpath.exe' (and its path) in your so called
"ApplicationPaths". This is a Registry location for several utils you
can just call by name - no more needed. Have a look at your:
Paths" When you start such an application it don't need to be in the
path of the machine.
Just put 'cygpath.exe' in your Application path - then you're able to
use it from everywhere on your machine. So you can find the CYGWIN
root with "cygpath -w /".
While interesting there are two flaws here. Firstly, this down't work on
all versions of Windows. Secondly, if I could get my users to set their
"ApplicationPaths" I could as easily get them to set their PATHs. The
real world situation is that this is not the case and neither PATH nore
ApplicationPaths are set.
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