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Re: Environment variable documentation

On Nov 30 17:04, Ken Brown wrote:
> The discussion currently going on in the thread
> makes me think that the section on environment variables in the
> user's guide (
> could use some expansion.  For example, it's not stated explicitly
> which Windows environment variables get imported into Cygwin (all of
> them?), nor is there a complete list of variables containing paths

Yes, all of them.

> that get converted to Unix format.  PATH, HOME, and LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> are mentioned, but TMPDIR, TMP, and TEMP are omitted.  I think the
> last three should be listed, along with the suggestion that users
> might want to unset them in the Cygwin environment.

Yes, TMPDIR, TMP, and TEMP are handled the same way as PATH, HOME, and
LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  These six variables are the set of environment
variables which are subject to path conversion from Windows to POSIX and
vice versa.

> I would be willing to take a stab at writing a patch if the
> developers think this would be useful.

That sounds like a nice idea.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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