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About cygstart in Cygwin64
- From: Angelo Graziosi <angelo dot graziosi at alice dot it>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:24:36 +0200
- Subject: About cygstart in Cygwin64
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When I had WinXP32 and Cygwin32, I defined an alias (in .bashrc) like this
alias cygstart='TEMP=/home/$USER/Temp cygstart'
where /home/$USER/Temp was a symlink to the user native Temp directory
(/cygdrive/c/Documents and Setting/Local/Temp, if I remember..)
The reasons for that alias with TEMP=/home.. in front, were that,
opening documents with Windows native applications (for example, a PDF
with AR), all temporary files that those applications created were saved
in the Windows native Temp directory. And all this worked..
Now with Win7U and Cygwin64 I defined a similar alias, being
/home/$USER/Temp the symlink
/home/$USER/Temp --> /cygdrive/c/$USER/AppData/Local/Temp
In this case, all temporary files created by Windows native
applications, started with cygstart, go in /tmp Cygwin directory.., i.e.
the definition "TEMP=/home/$USER/Temp" in front of cygstart command is
This is a minor issue but I wonder if there is a way to avoid it.
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