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Re: [PATCHES] psql \! WIN32 cleanup

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: PostgreSQL-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>,PostgreSQL Win32 port list <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] psql \! WIN32 cleanup
Date: 2004-11-06 05:49:56
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> > The attached applied patch tests for COMSPEC in the right place and
> > supplies a reasonable shell default on Win32.
> > + #define DEFAULT_SHELL "c:/windows/system32/cmd.exe"
> Is it really a good idea to assume that the Windows installation is on
> drive C: ?
> (This is an honest question, not a rhetorical one.  I dunno whether
> inserting the C: is better than leaving it off.  I can think of cases
> where either way will break, but I'm unsure what's most likely in
> practice.)

Not sure.  Should we just do "/windows/system32/cmd.exe" and leave off
the C:?  The previous default was "/bin/sh" and that certainly will not
work on Win32.

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