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RE: Cygwin is SLOW.
- From: "Bernard A Badger" <bab at vx dot com>
- To: "Joe Buehler" <jbuehler at hekimian dot com>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 10:34:46 -0400
- Subject: RE: Cygwin is SLOW.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf
> Of Joe Buehler
> Bernard A Badger wrote:
> > So, chmod has to be searched for over my path, and ends up coming over the
> > network. No wonder it's slow.
> That's a good point -- the value of PATH can cause poor performance on
> UNIX machines. Commands that are most frequently used should be in
> directories at the beginning of PATH.
> Joe Buehler
Yes, but... Don't let speed override correctness. This is particularly
critical for Cygwin users since may override many windows functions.
I don't put D:\cygwin\bin in my windows path for that very reason. If I do,
I usually add it at the end of the path, even though that's slower.
I am primarily a Windows user, and I don't want to mess up my Windows
programs and scripts. If I need real Cygwin power, I use the bash shell
with a Cygwin-first path.
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