Win32 NT feature that may cause problems.

Halim, Salman salman@bluestone.com
Mon Apr 17 07:30:00 GMT 2000


this is because 'start -> programs' and the desktop etc. all are started
from within explorer, an already running entity.  (the system environment
variable setting doesn't toss the new changes to already running
applications.)  for some reason, that doesn't come through with 'start ->
run'.

i've also found that if i have double indirection in my environment
variables (define variable A, define B in terms of A -- %A%\sub -- and then
use B inside another variable -- such as PATH.  screws up after changes
unless a reboot is done).

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Earnie Boyd [ mailto:earnie_boyd@yahoo.com ]
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 10:24 AM
> To: MinGW@eGroups.com; cygwin users
> Subject: Win32 NT feature that may cause problems.
> 
> 
> I've discovered that if I add a new Environment Variable via 
> the System
> application of the Control Panel and I have a shortcut to an 
> executable the
> process does _not_ contain the newly created variable.  If I 
> start the process
> by hand it _does_ contain the newly created variable.
> 
> The solution:
> 
> 1) Reboot.
> 2) Cause the shortcut to be modified.  When the shortcut is 
> updated the newly
> created variable will be contained.
> 
> I am using WinNT 4 sp4.
> 
> 
> 
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