"The PATH problem"
Fri Jan 12 06:50:00 GMT 2001
On Fri, Jan 12, 2001 at 09:33:06AM -0500, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Soren Andersen wrote:
>> On 12 Jan 2001, an entity purporting to be Schaible, Joerg [Schaible, Joerg
>> <Joerg.Schaible@gft.com>] wrote [regarding RE: "The PATH problem"]
>> > Hi Soren,
>> > >Cygwin doesn't allow modification or unset on the PATH variable after
>> > >login, so it has to be set right from 'Doze before bash gets fired up, no?
>> > Who has told you that? This is simply not true, but it depends on the shell
>> > you're using.
>> I am *quite* sure I just read it in documentation, but I am sorry, I have
>> been multitasking at least a half-dozen projects for days now, and I do not
>> have a pointer to cite to the location of this statement.
>> I exhaustively tried to alter my PATH inside bash (using statements
>> identical to what you cited) before I found the documentary confirmation
>> that it doesn't work.
>YMMV??? Joerg is correct. This is an impartial nature of the shell,
>all shells, including command.com and cmd.exe. I don't think that your
>systems are a special case, but YMMV.
Right. There is *no* documentation which says that setting your PATH
inside of bash doesn't work. This is simply not true.
What kind of UNIX emulation would Cygwin be if you couldn't modify your
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