Re: [NEWBIE] I need some help using Cygwin.

From: Peter Ajamian (
Date: 03/15/01

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Now you sent me a personal email which gave some additional info you did
not tell the list.  Following is an excerpt from that email...

> I know how to edit my C:\Autoexec.bat into notepad. When I
> edited it to my notepad it said this:
> SET CLASSPATH=C:\Program Files\Heat\navbar;%CLASSPATH%

So essentially what you're saying is that your autoexec.bat does not
have a PATH line.  This is not a problem and I actually anticipated that
this might be the case but I wanted to find out from you if it was
before telling you how to deal with it.  A simple reply to my last post
saying, "I tried that, but there wasn't any PATH in my autoexec.bat",
would have sufficed.

In the abscense of a PATH statement Windows will substitute its own path
instead, so what you need to do is to add a PATH line of your own which
keeps the original Windows path plus adds your path to it.  If you add
the following line to your autoexec.bat file you should be fine...

PATH %PATH%;C:\Cygnus\B20\H-i586-cygwin\bin

Note:  In the future please respond to the list rather than emailing me

Anyway, I used to use Cygwin, and I never had any problems with it.  That
whole "mount" line is to just get a symlink in order to make C:\BIN point to
C:\CYGWIN...\BIN.  You can do what I did, and use ln -s for it.

Regards, Peter

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