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Transmitting PATH-like variables to DOS programs
- From: "Ihab A.B. Awad" <iawad at scimagix dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 12:53:07 -0800
- Subject: Transmitting PATH-like variables to DOS programs
I'm using tcsh on my Win2k box, and I do a lot of development in Java.
As a result, I use CLASSPATH a lot.
Now, with PATH, Cygwin automatically converts the value it inherits from
the Windows environment to Unix format, and also converts it back to
Windows format when invoking a Windows *.exe or *.bat file. I find this
especially useful when I can _update_ my PATH in a Cygwin shell script,
in Unix format, and then have the updated value inherited by a Windows
program that I invoke from the script.
I would like this to happen with other variables as well -- notably, my
Does Cygwin have a setup file somewhere, where the names of PATH-like
variables are stored? Or is there some other mechanism whereby I can
Thans a lot and peace,
Ihab A.B. Awad
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