Retrieving per-process environment block?

Peter Rosin peda@lysator.liu.se
Wed Nov 30 10:47:00 GMT 2016


On 2016-11-30 04:00, Eliot Moss wrote:
> On 11/29/2016 7:28 PM, Herbert Stocker wrote:
> 
>> Or we simply copy the variables unconverted to the Windows environment
>> block, as the Windows env block is not used for anything else - up to
>> now it is not updated at all.
> 
> Maybe we could stash them inside one large variable?  Would that help
> at all?  (It does demand a quoting convention, but since this is all
> internal stuff, that may not be too hard.)

I believe this is a dead end. The Windows environment block has an
unacceptable size limit which is circumvented by the internal Cygwin
handling. Since this is about exposing said Cygwin environment, it
would simply not work for big environments.

Cheers,
Peter

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