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environment variables and ssh logins
- From: Gary Johnson <garyjohn at spk dot agilent dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:00:45 -0700
- Subject: environment variables and ssh logins
I have several environment variables defined in the Windows Control
Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environment Variables -> System
Variables list on my Windows XP box. If I run a Cygwin bash login
shell locally on this machine, I can find all those environment
variables in the output of the env command. However, if I ssh to
the same machine, several of those environment variables are missing
from my environment.
For example, PATH is in both environments and is the same except for
the extra :/bin component in the ssh version, and "CYGWIN=ntsec" is
in both. However, PYTHONPATH is in the local environment but not in
the ssh environment.
Why are some but not all the environment variables defined in the
System dialog inherited by ssh logins?
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