environment setup problem with "env -"

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Mon Jan 12 19:59:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 02:24:01PM -0500, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>FWIW, here's what I get on my machine:
>$ env - /bin/env
>USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\igor
>Using "/bin/sh -c set" adds IFS, PATH, PS1, and PS2.

That's what I remember from our previous investigations into this
matter.  I didn't like the fact that we couldn't actually eliminate all
of the environment if that's what the user asked to do but I was
overruled by Microsoft.

I've been overruled by Microsoft all of last week as I attempt to fix
the problems on WinME, in fact.  My wife is getting tired of saying
"Don't worry you'll figure it out, honey".

In honing my skills for this problem, I've managed to bend steel bars
with my mind and cause fires to start from a distance but I haven't been
able to penetrate the inscrutable "pwd has caused a problem with
cygwin1.dll" errors.  I just can't seem to master the ancient art of
Windows telepathy.


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