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Re: programming API to determine whether in 'Cygwin environment'

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 10:32:57PM -0700, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
>On Thu, July 10, 2008 10:06 pm, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 08:49:06PM -0700, Tony Last wrote:
>>> My console program is built for native Windows (thus does not reply on
>>> cygwin1.dll).
>>> So I'm looking for a boolean method which will allow a program to tell
>>> whether it was run from within a Cygwin shell.
>> A PATH containing colons which weren't preceded by just a single
>> alphabetic character would be a clue but it wouldn't be foolproof.  A HOME
>> environment variable with no colons and forward slashes would be another
>> clue.  I don't think there is a foolproof test, though.
>Both HOME and PATH are translated by the time the non-cygwin program
>sees them, though??

Oops.  Yes.  What was I thinking?  Sorry for the misinformation and thanks
for the correction.



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