[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.5

Thomas Wolff towo@towo.net
Sun Dec 9 23:22:00 GMT 2018

Am 07.12.2018 um 22:41 schrieb Andrey Repin:
> Greetings, Thomas Wolff!
>> Am 06.12.2018 um 22:32 schrieb Andrey Repin:
>>> Greetings, Achim Gratz!
>>>> a) Just warn about the missing PATH component without changing the PATH.
>>>> b) Give the user an option to let the command run with a separate PATH.
>>>> Indeed there might be other things that are missing in the environment,
>>>> so instead of just fixing up PATH you might consider using a wrapper
>>>> that the user can change.
>>> This is an interesting point.
>>> Probably letting the user specify custom $PATH for quick commands (and save
>>> current %PATH% as $ORIGINAL_PATH) may be the best choice.
>>> The default can be %Cygwin%\bin:%PATH% or %PATH%:%Cygwin%\bin, I'm not very
>>> concerned as long as it's explicit and customizable.
>> I didn't expect the setup of this specific feature to be so strongly
>> advocated :)
>> In any case, things shouldn't become too complex. What I can image is an
>> option UserCommandsPATH
>> with one optional placeholder %s which would be replaced with the
>> environment PATH;
>> default /bin:%s, corresponding to current behaviour.
> Using native paths and environment variable syntax, you can always use
> ExpandEnvironmentString to get the %PATH% you need.
> Cygwin DLL will then convert it to own version, avoiding you mangling it
> yourself.
> And I would strongly discourage from using placeholders familiar for you, but
> unexpected by the end user and taken from entirely different area of knowledge.
> BTW, Cygwin itself does it differently. %Cygwin%\bin is converted to /usr/bin.
This setup should be handled in the Posix path domain. I've uploaded a 
patch for evaluation, to the github repository.

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