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Re: Access windows environment variable via cygwin




On 2017-05-12 06:23, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> Someone an idea how I could solve this issue?
>> If your scripts use environment variables, they should be careful 
>> to enclose uses of those variables in double quotes "$VAR".
> Correction: You should always use proper quoting, even if you 100% know the
> variable content is "safe", unless the results of not using quoting are
> actually desired.

There's lots of contexts where you don't need quoting, as the shell uses the 
variable and contents and does the right thing, but there is no easy way to 
describe this, other than quote where there are shell parameter expansions, 
which may not mean much to many.

-- 
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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