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Re: execution speed depends on $PATH

>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 12:43:11 +0100
>From: Matthias Morche <>
>To: "" <>
>Subject: execution speed depends on $PATH
>I've experienced a problem with PATH elements of the following form:
>These are a result of "map 
>On startup of gnu-win32 'Z:.' is expanded to '//Z.' which is obviously
>wrong. After that, the search for executables gets very slow (I think
>the search engine tries to locate a server named 'Z', and runs until
>timeout). The effect becomes most obvious, when an executable has been
>misspelled ('la' instead of 'ls' from the command shell). Are there any
>patches dealing with this problem out there? Are there any 

One possible work-around could be to:

mount -b Z:\\ /z

Then your references could be /z/.

NOTE: I can't test this as I don't have access to Novell.

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