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Re: Forcing SYSTEMROOT (opinions needed)
On Mon, May 07, 2001 at 09:04:03AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > Nevertheless I agree that the setting in an environment variable
> > doesn't fit our needs in the future. Shouldn't we discuss creating
> > a settings file which may override or supplement the CYGWIN environment
> > variable settings?
> Perhaps doing away with the CYGWIN environment variable altogether.
Yes, personally I strongly agree but I'm somewhat reluctant to break
backwards compatibility... even if it's ugly.
> > We could add a CYGWIN setting ;-) like "settings_file:<DOS-PATH>"
> > and the file could contain setting=value pairs one per line:
> > binmode=yes
> > check_case=relaxed
> > error_init=C:\Cygwin\bin\gdb.exe
> > ntsec=yes
> > smbntsec=no
> > tty=yes
> Shouldn't this go into a /etc/cygwin.init file? This would match the
> way that UNIX sets up it's user supplied initialization values.
Fine with me. But I added the "settings_file:" to be careful with
using POSIX paths. POSIX paths are user defined and could point
to different /etc directories. Hmm, that may not be that bad...
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