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Re: 'man' page for 'mintty' for review

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 06, 2009 at 10:04:36AM +0100, Peter Rosin wrote:

>> On 2009-02-05 20:47 Lee D.Rothstein wrote:

>>> Please, if you would, review the attached 'man' page -- 'mintty.1'.
>>> Andy Koppe intends to fold it into the 0.3.6 MinTTY release.
>>> Comments, corrections, addtitions to this list, please.
>>> 'man ./mintty.1.gz' will render the file (in the current directory)
>>> without "installing" the page.
>> "3.   Make sure that the Windows file spec for the folder that contains
>>       both cygwin1.dll and mintty.exe (typically, c:/Cygwin/usr/bin) are

>>       on the PATH variable, in the Windows System or User environment
>>       variables space."I
>> I would say that the typical location is C:\Cygwin\bin.
I have changed the text to 'C:\Cygwin\bin', correcting two errors by me:

  * path
  * path delimitor

Thanks, Peter.
BTB, the reason that I use the word "typically", is because Cygwin can be
installed in other directories (e.g., in my system, "root" is at 'c:\_r'),
not because I thought a different directory besides 'bin' would have the
>> Later in the document:
>> "First, PATH must include the Windows path of the /bin, where typically
>> both mintty.exe and cygwin1.dll' will be found. Remember, this is a"

Here, I think I have the path right, since, the Windows equivalent of '/bin'
is 'c:\Cygwin\bin', which means I don't understand the following comment
at all:

>> I would say the Window path of /usr/bin here, since that is where the
>> package is installed (but since /usr/bin is typically mirrored to /bin
>> so that's perhaps a minor point).

In both cases, I'm talking about invoking 'mintty' from Windows, not Cygwin.

Windows can only "see" the excutables in /bin (through 'c:\Cygwin\bin' NOT
through 'c:\Cygwin\usr\bin'), however, and we're talking about what Windows
can "see" when you "fire up" the 'mintty' shortcut.

-- Peter?

> /usr/bin is not in any way a Windows path so I don't think there is any
> reason to change this.

Christopher? Did I create too much confusion by my other errors?

I doubt that any/all of the above are the only things wrong with the doc. ;-)

Thanks for the help.


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