Incomplete environ when running MinGW apps?

Paul Leder
Thu Feb 7 16:16:00 GMT 2008

Eric Blake wrote:

> Bash has two variable namespaces - shell variables, and environment
> variables.  Are you sure SHELL was exported to the environment, and not
> just in the bash shell variable namespace?

thanks - I had no idea there were 2 variable namespaces. It looks like 
everything I can see in 'environ' was explcitly exported in 
/etc/profile, or ~/.bashrc, or picked up from Windows.

Is there a way for C programs to pick up the contents of the shell 
variable namespace? In particular, is there some way I can pick up 
SHELL, or some other way that I can find out if my app's running on bash?



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