the Windows %PATH% env. variable isn't updated

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Sun Oct 17 10:40:00 GMT 2010


On 17 October 2010 09:14, Tal wrote:
> We use Windows 7 64bit. After the installation of Cygwin 1.7, the
> cygwin "bin" directory (c:\cygwin\bin) is not added to the %PATH%
> enviroment variable

That's as expected. It's not added because it's not necessary for
usual Cygwin use, where you run bash in the default console or one of
the other terminals, and also because it may cause conflicts with
other software on the system.

You can add it yourself on the Advanced tab of the System control
panel, or using the setx utility.

Andy

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