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Access windows environment variable via cygwin


I want to use Cygwin to access all Windows applications installed on my Windows 7 system. The Problem is that Windows is using spaces in its environment variable 'Path' and Cygwin can not handle the spaces. Is there a way to use the Windows environment variable 'Path' even with spaces in it? For Example I want to start x86 sbt via Cygwin, then I will get the following error message: "/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/sbt/bin/sbt: line 61: /sbt-launch-lib.bash: No such file or directory". But when I try it with the default Windows cmd it works.

Thought about something like iterating over the 'Path' environment variable in bashrc and adapt the strings to fit for Cygwin. But I don't know how I can access the Windows environment variables and how I could provide the adapted environment variable to Cygwin.

Someone an idea how I could solve this issue?

Kind regards,

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