Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@hotmail.com
Mon Jan 19 15:26:00 GMT 1998

Your problem has to do with the way that parent and child processes 
relate to one another.  The way that you have tested you are creating a 
child process.  The parent will not inherit the environment of the 
child.  If you want the parent to obtain the changes in the environment 
you must use "source ~/.bashrc".

Hope this helps

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>Date: 	Thu, 15 Jan 1998 18:46:06 +0200
>From: "Juha =?ISO-8859-1?Q?J=E4ykk=E4"?= <juolja@utu.fi>
>Reply-To: juolja@utu.fi
>To: gnu-win32 <gnu-win32@cygnus.com>
>Subject: .BASHRC-problem
>As this problem is not discussed in any of the www-help pages (that I 
>find) and I couldn't find it in archives too, I'd like to ask it here.
>  I keep losing my environment variables I set within my .bashrc. A
>screenshot of the situation may clarify this. Here you go:
>juhaj@IO 18:20:22 /obj>echo $PATH
>juhaj@IO 18:20:26 /obj>cat ~/.bashrc
>export PATH
>echo Test: $PATH
>juhaj@IO 18:20:35 /obj>~/.bashrc
>Test: /bin://d/cygnus/b18/tcl/bin:/home/juhaj/bin
>juhaj@IO 18:20:42 /obj>echo $PATH
>juhaj@IO 18:20:47 /obj>
>  Obviously it does not "keep" the exported variable but it also sets 
it =
>wrong! Where did the "//d/cygnus/b18/tcl/bin:" part come from??? I am 
at =
>total loss here. When I export variables, they should always be global, 
>m I
>right? Any ideas or fixes?
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