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Re: Requested report




> On Dec 1, 2017, at 8:55 AM, cyg Simple wrote:
> 
> On 11/30/2017 11:41 PM, Richard Mateosian wrote:
>> Thanks. I wasn't actually using Cygwin, but Ruby apparently does so under
>> the covers. Or maybe my path leads it astray, because I used to use Cygwin
>> -- a long time ago.   ...RM
>> 
> 
> You should not put Cygwin in your Windows PATH environment at the system
> level or user levels.  If you need it during a command shell session,
> add it after you start the command shell.  I've never heard that Ruby
> intentionally uses Cygwin.

What? I've had cygwin in my path since the B19 days (that's right, even *before* the infamous B20). I regularly (and almost exclusively) use cygwin tools in the command processor; I have a mintty session open, but only use it when I need to do shell-related things.

There's no reason not to have Cygwin in the Windows path, and lots of reasons to do so (grep, cat, tail, head, etc., etc.).


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