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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...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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