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Subject: Re: Ignore the cygwin environment variable if child of a cygwin process?
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 08:24:57 +1000
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
To: <cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT Com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 4:17 AM
Subject: Re: Ignore the cygwin environment variable if child of a cygwin
process?


> On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 01:50:43PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >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?

Log a informational to syslog and obey the new setting.

This lets users hang themselves, but still tells them about it.

Rob

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