----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul G." <pgarceau@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2002 2:06 PM
Subject: [Mingw-msys] exporting environment settings on startup
> Hi folks,
> This is probably a dumb question, but do not know where else to bring it
> I have defined a ".profile" file and placed it in my /bin directory (~/).
Do you mean your $HOME directory not /bin? Typing "cat ~/.profile" should
list the file contents if it is in the correct location.
> According to something I asked a while ago on this list (in the archives
> was one suggestion as to how to export user environment variables for Msys
> Adding the ".profile" file does not seem to make any difference, as the
> commands/directives are not executed at all according to both the "set"
listing and the
> "export" listing.
Put an "echo" command in the file to test whether it is being executed. It
certainly works for me.
> Thanks for your input, folks.
> Paul G.