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From: Chris Faylor <cgf AT cygnus DOT com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 13:32:05 -0400
To: cygwin-developers AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
Subject: Re: Windows 9x environment space solution
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In-Reply-To: <000d01bf9d60$c6c73af0$182782c2@cygnus.co.uk>; from jld@redhat.com on Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 12:35:56PM +0100

On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 12:35:56PM +0100, John Dallaway wrote:
>IMO, it is simply bad practice to install any tool in such as way as to
>modify/break the behaviour of existing tools (including batch files).
>We are aware of the issue with find.exe and we should avoid causing
>problems for anyone.

IMO, you should address the problem which affects the largest number of
users.  We have not had a single complaint that I am aware of with the
Cygwin CD, which puts the cygwin tools first in the path, like many
other windows utilities.

On the other hand, when the cygwin binaries are not first in the path we
consistently have people who complain because "find' doesn't work or
"ls" doesn't work (when they have a non-cygwin version of "ls").

When someone installs the cygwin environment they will undoubtedly expect
the tools to work.  That is the primary concern.

cgf

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