David Sastre Medina d.sastre.medina@gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 19:42:00 GMT 2012

On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:16:28AM +0000, Achim Gratz wrote:
> I'm removing the Windows PATH in my startup scripts since there's nothing in
> there that I think should be accessible from Cygwin.
> For (t)csh this is easy enough to do with dropping a script into /etc/profile.d
> that gets executed first, but there's no such provision for sh and the ilk since
> PATH is set up already before it get there.  Now, unless profile gets changed I
> can still cut off "/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:" with a profile.d script, but I
> think it might be preferrable that the Windows path gets recorded into
> ORIGINAL_PATH or some similar name at the beginning of profile.  It would then
> be a simple matter to later add the Windows path where appropriate, but I don't
> think the default path should have it at all.
> Also, there are two things in profile that may admit slight improvement (a place
> where LC_COLLATE is specified just for one command and better guarding against a
> missing or non-cdable /etc/skel).

All three changes will be available in the next release (profile_d
modification taken from your last version in this thread).


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