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Re: How to (dynamically) control Unix/Dos PATH-like variabletranslation
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Re: How to (dynamically) control Unix/Dos PATH-like variabletranslation
- From: Jan Vicherek <honza at ied dot com>
- Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 22:00:57 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 1 Apr 2001, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 12:53:28AM -0500, Jan Vicherek wrote:
> >On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>If you are running the cygwin process 'env' then cygwin will convert
> >>some environment variables to UNIX format. There's no way around that.
> >How can I control which variables get translated Dos->Unix when
> >starting a CYGWIN binary from Windows and which variables get
> >translated Unix->Dos when starting a DOS/Windows binary from CYGWIN ?
> >http://www.cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using.html#USING-PATHNAMES says
> >that HOME, PATH, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH are converted, but it doesn't say
> >how to control any additional ones in runtime.
> The main reason for this is that it isn't possible. Don't know why you think
> that this list is flexible. It isn't.
I didn't see what would preclude the code which says "now translate
PATH variable" from one format to another from saying "now translate
PATH variable and all other variables listed in variable
Is there a reason why we couldn't have such "CYGWIN_TRANSLATABLE"
variable, which would list names (or patterns) of other variables that are
to be translated in fashion similair to "PATH" variable ?
What efforts do you estimate it would take to whip up such code ?
Do you think such feature wouldn't be very useful ? Why ?
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