setting CYGWIN from telnetd

David Starks-Browning
Sat Feb 13 10:12:00 GMT 1999

Greetings cygwin readers,

Using inetd/telnetd from Sergey's remote package on B20.1.  Login
shell in /etc/passwd is bash.  How can I set the CYGWIN environment
variable when bash is executed as a login shell from telnetd?

I thought about adding the following to ~/.bash_profile:

export CYGWIN=...
exec bash

(Of course you would have to be more careful if you wanted "exec bash
-login" instead.)

Is this the correct technique, or is there a better way to do this?


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