"run" changes behavior with cygwin-17.6

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Aug 18 19:19:00 GMT 2010


On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 09:13:40PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Aug 18 14:54, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 07:32:40PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> >On 18 August 2010 19:24, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >>>I noticed a similar change in cygstart, too. I used to have a script
>> >>>that would cd to a directory and then run cygstart. After the upgrade to
>> >>>1.7.6, this stopped working. I had to use the --directory switch to
>> >>>cygstart to get the right behavior.
>> >>
>> >> Call me dense but I don't understand why any changes are needed. ??If
>> >> you're cd'ed to a non-Cygwin-special location why doesn't stuff "just
>> >> work"?
>> >
>> >The Win32 working directory is changed to '\\?\PIPE\' at process
>> >startup, otherwise the working directory can't be deleted from under
>> >the process, which you can do on Linux.
>> 
>> Yes, I guess I did not properly appreciate the fact that we presumably
>> broke every CreateProcess call in a cygwin program when we did this.
>> While I'm on record about not caring too much about that scenario, it
>> seems meaner than usual for us to break this since the report which
>> caused the recent change was from someone calling CreateProcess in a
>> cygwin program.
>> 
>> But, anyway, since we have broken this, I don't think we should force
>> every user of CreateProcess to call CYGWIN_CONV_TO_POSIX_PATH.  We
>> probably should add an internal interface which sets the current working
>> directory for windows if it can.
>
>I'm going to add a new call
>
>  cygwin_internal (CW_SYNC_WINCWD);
>
>which will do the same for the CWD as
>
>  cygwin_internal (CW_SYNC_WINENV);

Actually I just checked in "CW_SETCWD" which just calls
SetCurrentDirectoryW.  I was just going to request trying a snapshot
when I saw your message.

>already does for the environment.  Dropping the environment had roughly
>the same consequences way back when, after all.

Except that not every program uses the windows environment.  This affects
quite a few native windows calls.

cgf

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