colons getting changed to semi-colons in PATH using cygwin make

Larry Hall
Tue Mar 23 18:42:00 GMT 2004

At 12:09 PM 3/23/2004, you wrote:

>  I am having some trouble using cygwin make in that it is changing all my
>":" to ";" in the path before it gets exported, so something that should
>read ";c:\progra~1;" reads ";c;\progra~1;"  . This is causing trouble when
>trying to run a windows exe that needs several dirs in the path. So my
>question: is there a way to tell cygwin make to stop converting all the
>":"(colons) to ";"(semi-colons) while still having MAKE_MODE=Unix? I am
>using cygwin make V3.80 on a windows 2000 machine, I have been looking
>through the mail archives but have been able to find anything, if this has
>been covered directions to the web page or mail archive would be great. I
>have to be able to export the PATH in a windows format, is a must .Thanks in
>advance for any help

Why is your path in Windows format if you have MAKE_MODE set to UNIX?
Perhaps you need to provide a minimal example case of what you're doing.

Larry Hall                    
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