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Re: Win2k Command Window Can't Execute G++

On Sun, May 31, 2009 at 1:49 AM, Larry Hall wrote:
> Roger Head wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm a noob to Cygwin and all things non-Windows. I installed Cygwin on my
>> Win2k system (a couple of hiccups, but nothing major), then installed the
>> GCC. When that completed, I did g++ -v in a bash window, and got the
>> expected response. I am *sure* (99% anyway) that I was also able to do it in
>> a normal CMD window amd get the identical response. I then proceeded to
>> install X-Windows with no problems, and it appears to work (i.e. can bring
>> up calc, etc). However, if I now try to invoke g++ from a CMD window I get
>> the usual message '... not recognized as an internal or external command
>> ...blah blah blah'. It still works in a bash window.
>> Am I dreaming that I was able to use it in a CMD window before installing
>> X Windows, or has something been changed during that installation? If so,
>> what?
>> I have done all the above while logged on as Administrator. After the
>> initial Cygwin installation I had to manually add \Cygwin\bin and
>> \Cygwin\usr\bin to the PATH. That hasn't been altered. It doesn't matter
>> what directory I am in when using the CMD window, g++ isn't recognized.
>> I would sure appreciate some help.
> If you want Windows applications to be able to see Cygwin apps without
> adding explicit paths to the invocation, you'll need to add 'C:\cygwin\bin'
> or equivalent to your Windows PATH environment variable. ÂYou can do so
> using the "System" applet from the "Control Panel".

Don't have a cygwin install in front of me ATM, but - isn't g++ a
cygwin symlink these days?  cmd.exe can't follow those even if they're
in the path, of course.


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