Setting CHERE_INVOKING=1 does not work because of case mismatch

Lennart Borgman
Fri Dec 3 06:09:00 GMT 2010

On Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 6:51 AM, Andy Koppe <> wrote:
> On 2 December 2010 22:31, Lennart Borgman wrote:
>> In current cygwin (just updated) I need to downcase the test for
>> CHERE_INVOKING in .profile to make it work
> To make what work?
> /bin/xhere, the part of the chere package that cd's to the required
> directory and invokes the user's shell, sets CHERE_INVOKING in
> uppercase, as it always has done.

I am using this to start Cygwin from a cmd prompt:

  @echo off
  @rem Had to change chere_invoking in .profile to lower case.
  C:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -i

Is there a better way to do it?

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