Windows System Variable with SSH
Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Feb 15 22:40:00 GMT 2008
> We have an open ssh client installed on one of our Windows 2003 servers, and
> are able to login in and everything, but when issuing commands some the
> System Paths (which are in .bat files on the server) such as %JAVA_HOME% are
> not recognized. I assume this is because Cygwin does not know how to
> interpret the % signs. Is there anyway to get Cygwin to recognize the system
> variables with the % signs around them.
If you're logging in through Cygwin's ssh, you'll get a Cygwin shell by
default (bash). Cygwin shells use *nix syntax. You can access any
available environment variable using the proper syntax. In the case of
JAVA_HOME, $JAVA_HOME should work. If for some reason you need to log
in using a Windows/DOS shell, you can replace '/bin/bash' with the POSIX
path to the shell you want (cmd.exe?). Then you can use the %JAVA_HOME%
syntax. Keep in mind, if you're using Java for Windows, it will not
understand the POSIX paths that Cygwin uses/prefers. I don't know if
that's an issue for you in this case but since you mentioned Java, I
thought I should bring that up.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd. (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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