How to handle length limit of PATH environment variable

Andrey Repin
Fri Apr 6 00:35:00 GMT 2018

Greetings, Achim Gratz!

> Andrey Repin writes:
>> P.P.S.
>> Partial solution could be a wrapper that reduce PATH length by dropping
>> nonessential/duplicate/Win-specific paths before invoking Cygwin terminal.
>> I have such a wrapper for my own reasons.

> You don't need one if your login shell is a POSIX shell and you don't
> use Windows applications if you have set a system or user variable
> CYGWIN_NOWINPATH to a non-empty value.

What if I explicitly do not want to do that?
It reduces interoperability to miniscule levels.

> It's usually way easier to add to a clean path than removing cruft and I
> generally lean into the direction of using wrapper scripts for Windows
> applications that I need to use from Cygwin since quite often some other
> things need attention aside from PATH.

For me, it's easier to wrap Cygwin apps, since I have sane wrapping material
(and many Cygwin tools not requiring any wrapping to begin with).

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Friday, April 6, 2018 03:18:18

Sorry for my terrible english...

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