Use of SHELL env var by login

Linda Walsh
Tue Sep 27 02:24:00 GMT 2016

Ernie Rael wrote:
> I just moved the cygwin installation. The "last" peculiarity I ran into 
> was that the login shell, with the shortcut "F:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe 
> -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -", a ps showed
>     /cygdrive/c/cygwin64/bin/bash
> instead of /usr/bin/bash
> I tracked this down the the windows setting for SHELL, the one you get 
> to from windows' SystemProperties dialog, which was 
> C:/cygwin64/bin/bash. The /etc/passwd file specifies /bin/bash.
	I don't think cygwin sets the Windows SHELL variable in the
registry.  My SHELL value in the System section is 'C:/Bin/Bash.exe', 
which isn't a cygwin-looking path (looks like something I set). Are you
sure you didn't set it in the past sometime?

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