Re: How to handle length limit of PATH environment variable
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:43:47 +0200
- From: Peter Bauer <peter.m.bauer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to handle length limit of PATH environment variable
On 04/05/2018 08:47 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
Andrey Repin writes:
Partial solution could be a wrapper that reduce PATH length by dropping
nonessential/duplicate/Win-specific paths before invoking Cygwin terminal.
I have such a wrapper for my own reasons.
You don't need one if your login shell is a POSIX shell and you don't
use Windows applications if you have set a system or user variable
CYGWIN_NOWINPATH to a non-empty value. For tcsh I have patched
/etc/csh.login to do the moral equivalent; I guess that should be
packaged with tcsh eventually.
It's usually way easier to add to a clean path than removing cruft and I
generally lean into the direction of using wrapper scripts for Windows
applications that I need to use from Cygwin since quite often some other
things need attention aside from PATH.
i went for this solution as the default PATH after opening a Cygwin
terminal was already ~2000 characters long.
thx a lot,
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