Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.5
- Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 11:25:43 -0500
- From: cyg Simple <cygsimple@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.5
On 12/6/2018 2:22 AM, Thomas Wolff wrote:
Am 06.12.2018 um 01:18 schrieb Andrey Repin:
The issue that caused me to apply this change: if you start mintty from
a desktop shortcut, cygwin /bin is not in the PATH of mintty (unless you
would set it globally in Windows, which is discouraged). It will be
inside your login shell, of course, but user commands are spawned from
I could append rather than prepend /bin, but then another tool like
`sed` might be in the path and user commands behave unexpectedly. I
could also check whether it's in PATH already, and then prepend.
Greetings, Thomas Wolff!
Am 05.12.2018 um 21:21 schrieb Achim Gratz:
Thomas Wolff writes:
Blindly prepending /bin to the existing PATH is asking for trouble
with certain setups.
* Ensuring /bin in PATH for user commands.
Just to clarify, this is only applicable to user-defined commands added
to the extended context menu (option UserCommands), in order to ensure
basic tools are available. If you see problems there, please be more
Yes, I see problem there.
I have Cygwin in my regular %PATH% at the place I want it. I.e. when
tools and commands, I expect them to behave in a certain way.
Changing it have potential to produce unexpected results.
Please make it optional. And rather than prepend doing an append might
avoid the conflicts described by Andrey.
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