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Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 13:50:43 -0400
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: Re: Ignore the CYGWIN environment variable if child of a cygwin process?
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Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 
> I keep seeing people who have set the CYGWIN environment variable from the bash
> shell.  This causes strange problems.
> 
> I wonder if it would be worthwhile to ignore the CYGWIN environment variable
> if it is set in a process that is a child of a cygwin process.
> 
> The downside is that there are probably some situations where it
> actually works ok to do this and that we'll end up screwing up people
> who know what they're doing.
> 
> We could just issue a warning but I hate for cygwin to be noisy in these kinds
> of situations.
> 
> Any thoughts?
> 

Hmm...  Is it just the parent process or the first process (i.e.: dll
initialization) you want to target?  I've always suggested stopping all
processes when wanting to change the CYGWIN variable.

Earnie.

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