Failure in merging win-env vars into post-'login'...

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jan 27 14:20:00 GMT 2015

On Jan 24 00:26, Linda Walsh wrote:
> BTW, FWIW, when I 'remotely login', now, and try to use
> win-env vars:
> /Users/law.Bliss/bin/dumphive: line 11: USERPROFILE: unbound variable
> more than one of my scripts and other programs fail due to
> USERPROFILE being null.
> Is it possible to preserve that?

Cygwin doesn't remove it.  Login does and rightfully so.  For the
default scenario, running inetd under a privileged account and switching
the user context, you'll get *your* WIndows variables back by Cygwin's
new mechanism.  For your scenario, running inetd under ytour account, no
user context switch, I suggest to simply set the desired Windows
variables in your .profile.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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