[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.5

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Thu Dec 6 16:25:00 GMT 2018


On 12/6/2018 2:22 AM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> 
> Am 06.12.2018 um 01:18 schrieb Andrey Repin:
>> Greetings, Thomas Wolff!
>>
>>> Am 05.12.2018 um 21:21 schrieb Achim Gratz:
>>>> Thomas Wolff writes:
>>>>> Other
>>>>>     * Ensuring /bin in PATH for user commands.
>>>> Blindly prepending /bin to the existing PATH is asking for trouble 
>>>> with certain setups.
>>> Just to clarify, this is only applicable to user-defined commands added
>>> to the extended context menu (option UserCommands), in order to ensure
>>> basic tools are available. If you see problems there, please be more
>>> specific.
>> Yes, I see problem there.
>> I have Cygwin in my regular %PATH% at the place I want it. I.e. when 
>> using
>> tools and commands, I expect them to behave in a certain way.
>> Changing it have potential to produce unexpected results.
> The issue that caused me to apply this change: if you start mintty from 
> a desktop shortcut, cygwin /bin is not in the PATH of mintty (unless you 
> would set it globally in Windows, which is discouraged). It will be 
> inside your login shell, of course, but user commands are spawned from 
> mintty directly.
> I could append rather than prepend /bin, but then another tool like 
> `sed` might be in the path and user commands behave unexpectedly. I 
> could also check whether it's in PATH already, and then prepend.

Please make it optional.  And rather than prepend doing an append might 
avoid the conflicts described by Andrey.

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