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Re: Cygwin/bash: need environment variables >32K

Corinna Vinschen a écrit :

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 11:39:39AM +0200, david.liberce wrote:

I reproduce this behaviour.

Looks like the PATH  environment variable is not valid anymore after $VAR
has been asigned?

Nope.  I debugged this situation.  It looks like a Windows restriction.
When trying to call CreateProcess() with this long environment variable
in the environment block, CreateProcess() fails with Windows error 87,
"The parameter is incorrect."  But there's no hint about a limit in the
CreateProcess() man page.

*dig, dig, dig*

Uh, ok, I found the following hint in the GetEnvironmentVariable() man page:

lpBuffer [out] Pointer to a buffer that receives the contents of the specified
environment variable. An environment variable has a maximum size limit
of 32,767 characters, including the null-terminating character.

So, that explains it.


I think it's possible to change the size of the environnement for the DOS box. I have do that for DOS application (on NT4), but I don't remeber how. I try to find it.


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