Adding cygwin/bin to dos path

fergus@bonhard.uklinux.net fergus@bonhard.uklinux.net
Fri Sep 5 05:35:00 GMT 2003


> Put it at the end so that the UNIX commands
> wouldn't override MS commands with the same
> name.

> My question is, was this a foolish and stupid thing
> to do?

In my opinion: putting it in the PATH is a wise and sensible thing to do,
giving you access to all this excellent stuff. But (my recommendation would
be - others may differ): put it before the Windows command pathnames. There
are very few clashes (find, sort, a couple of others I think) and the Cygwin
interpretations are incomparably "better" (more useful, versatile,
informative, helpful).

Fergus


--
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/



More information about the Cygwin mailing list