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Re: Environment var PATH broken in 1.3.9 - spaces NG

The path to MSVC is set in the registry (i.e. Control panel > system > 
advanced > environment (or however you get there)). To be even more precise 
tcsh inherits the environment from bash which inherits it from cmd.exe 
which gets it from the registry somehow.

Sorry I didn't mention that.

If I execute 'tcsh -l' at a cmd.exe prompt the behavior is the same. (I 
didn't know I could do that! I thought I needed bash to read /etc/profile 
to get everything setup.)

I'm busy switching to bash anyway...

At 12:48 PM 1/24/2002 -0800, "Michael A Chase" <> wrote:
>When I start either tcsh or bash from the MSDOS prompt with your MSVS
>directory in the path, $PATH is translated correctly.  Are you adding the
>directory to your path after tcsh has started?
>If you are adding the MSVS directory in .login or .cshrc, you need to be
>sure to quote properly or tcsh may be taking the spaces as separators.
>I don't actually have MSVS, so I can't confirm or deny the problem you are
>having with varying cases.  I have seen other messages that report problems
>with directory specifications that contain spaces.
>Cygwin: 1.3.9-1
>bash 2.05a-2
>tcsh 6.11.00-3
>Mac :})
>** I normally forward private questions to the appropriate mail list. **
>Give a hobbit a fish and he eats fish for a day.
>Give a hobbit a ring and he eats fish for an age.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Richard Kandarian" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 12:26
>Subject: Environment var PATH broken in 1.3.9 - spaces NG
> > I'm using MS Visual C++ executables installed in:
> >
> > C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\Bin
> >
> > and for some reason they all have filenames which are all caps.
> >
> > With tcsh in 1.3.8 some of the commands will complete and/or be found
> > either upper or lower case (e.g. cl.exe) and others will only complete
> > and/or be found if typed uppercase (e.g. NMAKE.EXE).
> >
> > Now in 1.3.9 the PATH environment variable in tcsh has all the spaces in
> > the above path replaced with ':' and I have to type in the full path to
> > the Visual C++ stuff. The path (not PATH) in tcsh, which is a translation
> > of the PATH variable, does not have the spaces replaced with ':'.
> >
> > I guess I need to translate my .login and .cshrc to something bash can
> > read... sigh.

Richard Kandarian

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