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Re: A Second OpenSSH Path Question
- From: Prentis Brooks <prentis at aol dot net>
- To: Karl M <karlm30 at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 08:01:09 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: A Second OpenSSH Path Question
The difference is where the path is set. I am assuming that you are running
sshd in the recommended method (out of cygrunsrv as system). cygrunsrv tacks
on the cygwin primary paths after the windows System path, therefore any
searches of similarly named executables will find the windows version first.
That is why the non-interactive mode finds the 'find' under the windows dir.
Now, when you login interactively, you are also invoking a full instance of
the shell which also sources the /etc/profile and .bash_profile you may have.
These in turn reset the path putting the Cygwin directories before the
This is what I have concluded based on several tests that I have run. I have
solved the problem by adding the following option to my cygrunsrv -I sshd
That forces the cygwin bin directories to precede any windows directory, since
I generally do not want to run the windows binaries by default in an ssh
If any of the maintainers know of a better solution or if I am wrong in my
assessment, please correct me *grin*
On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Karl M wrote:
> Hi All...
> I have a vanilla install on a Win2k, SP2 machine.
> If I type
> ssh localhost which find
> I get the one in /c/WINNT/System32
> If I type
> ssh localhost
> and then type
> which find in the new session, I get the one in /usr/bin
> I know that I can change the setting of some environment variables to work
> around this, but...My question is this: Why is remote command executution
> different than remote interactive login?
> By the way, I have the Cygwin created profile in /etc in which the first
> line is
> So again, why do the two methods produce different results?
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