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Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Add documentation for Windows on how to set an environment

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
Cc: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Bruce Momjian <momjian(at)postgresql(dot)org>, PGSQL Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Add documentation for Windows on how to set an environment
Date: 2007-02-05 22:24:42
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Bruce Momjian wrote:
> OK, text trimmed down to a hint:
>
>   Environment variables on Windows are set as a property of <literal>My
>   Computer</>.
>
>   
>> Bottom line: do we really want to document for people how to use
>> Windows? I don't see us documenting how to set an environment variable
>> in Unix... And *if* we want to do it, might it live better in the
>> Windows FAQ?
>>     
>
> I think environment variables are used rarely enough on Win32 that we
> should supply a hint.
>
>   

I think every Windows administrator who is not totally clueless knows 
how to set the environment. Maybe home users don't use it much, but 
admins certainly need to know about it.

cheers

andrew


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