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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.5




Am 07.12.2018 um 22:41 schrieb Andrey Repin:
Greetings, Thomas Wolff!

Am 06.12.2018 um 22:32 schrieb Andrey Repin:
Greetings, Achim Gratz!

a) Just warn about the missing PATH component without changing the PATH.
b) Give the user an option to let the command run with a separate PATH.
Indeed there might be other things that are missing in the environment,
so instead of just fixing up PATH you might consider using a wrapper
that the user can change.
This is an interesting point.
Probably letting the user specify custom $PATH for quick commands (and save
current %PATH% as $ORIGINAL_PATH) may be the best choice.
The default can be %Cygwin%\bin:%PATH% or %PATH%:%Cygwin%\bin, I'm not very
concerned as long as it's explicit and customizable.
I didn't expect the setup of this specific feature to be so strongly
advocated :)
In any case, things shouldn't become too complex. What I can image is an
option UserCommandsPATH
with one optional placeholder %s which would be replaced with the
environment PATH;
default /bin:%s, corresponding to current behaviour.
Using native paths and environment variable syntax, you can always use
ExpandEnvironmentString to get the %PATH% you need.
Cygwin DLL will then convert it to own version, avoiding you mangling it
yourself.
And I would strongly discourage from using placeholders familiar for you, but
unexpected by the end user and taken from entirely different area of knowledge.

BTW, Cygwin itself does it differently. %Cygwin%\bin is converted to /usr/bin.
This setup should be handled in the Posix path domain. I've uploaded a patch for evaluation, to the github repository.
Thomas

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