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Re: how to source the environment variables from windows within an existing cygwin window/terminal again?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Andrew Markebo <andrew dot markebo at telia dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 12:26:26 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: how to source the environment variables from windows within an existing cygwin window/terminal again?
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
In bash, "help eval".
On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Andrew Markebo wrote:
> A better fix for your problem is (I think), is to fire up ssh-agent,
> put the output of ssh-agent into a file, and 'source' it into the
> And in your .bashrc or however you start, you check for this file, and
> source it if it exists.
> And if you want to load the ssh-agent variables in a running bash, you
> just either resource your .bashrc or whatever.
> There were a discussion about this a while ago I think, some scripts
> (bash/bat) added to set the variables, check the mailinglist archive.
> / "Ralf Hauser" <ralfhauser at gmx dot ch> wrote:
> | Hi,
> | When I start cygwin by the desktop icon, it inherits the windows variables
> | before it executes the ~/.bashrc and sets the environment variables
> | specified therein.
> | If I update/change the windows environment variables (right-click on "My
> | Computer" - Properties - Advanced - Environment Variables), how can get
> | these new variables into an already existing cygwin window?
> | Also, it appears that when starting a new cygwin window out of an existing
> | one (by running "cygstart /bin/bash"), the new one will not inherit from the
> | windows environment in the same way as the first cygwin window did.
> | I didn't find any hints to this in
> | http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/setup-env.html or
> | http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html or the
> | http://cygwin.com/faq/faq.html nor in this mailing list archive - any other
> | places I ought to have looked for it?
> | Thanks for any hints in advance!
> | Ralf
> | P.S.: I got into these questions due to ssh-agent:
> | i) When running ssh-agent out of cygwin, I also have to start wincvs or
> | emacs out of the same cygwin shell (or children of it), otherwise, they will
> | not be able to profit from ssh-agent.
> | If I use win-ssh-agent.exe (see http://www.ganaware.org/S/win-ssh-askpass),
> | the problem is the opposite: I can no longer eval it when starting it, ==>
> | the terminal (and its children) from which I started win-ssh-agent.exe
> | cannot profit from it. I have to kill it and start a new cygwin window by
> | the desktop icon/link or the start-Programs-Menu.
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