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Re: Environment variable documentation
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:45:31 +0100
- Subject: Re: Environment variable documentation
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
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 (http://cygwin.com/1.7/cygwin-ug-net/setup-env.html)
> 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
> 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.
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