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Re: how t o read env variable in cygwin

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Eric Blake wrote:

> According to cyg_win_user on 3/27/2006 3:12 AM:
> > i m trying to read environment variable in perl using
> >
> >         $OSTY = $ENV{OSTYPE};
> > this will return os type as "linux" or "solaris". but when i try for
> > cygwin it returns empty string. is the some other syntax of way of
> > finding value of env variable in cygwin
> What shell are you using?  OSTYPE is auto-set to "cygwin" by bash, but
> not by other shells (including if you are starting perl directly from
>  Rather than reading an environment variable that is not
> standardized and might not be set, you could always use 'uname -s'
> instead.

Or use Perl's builtin $^O variable, which should be auto-set to "cygwin"
(all lowercase).  "man perlvar" for more info.
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