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Re: Savannah W32 patches... are any OK?

From: Earnie Boyd
Subject: Re: Savannah W32 patches... are any OK?
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 06:18:50 -0500 (EST)
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<quote who="Paul D. Smith">
> %% Barry Kelly <address@hidden> writes:
>   >> The basename value of the COMSPEC variable should be enough; if ==
>   >> cmd.exe then NT else DOS.  You might wish a command line switch for
>   >> those who've replaced their windows shell with something else and
>   >> have changed the COMSPEC value; E.G. -O [DOS|NT].
>   bk> The environment variable:
>   bk>   OS=Windows_NT
>   bk> is what you're looking for.

The requirement is to know which shell cmd.exe or  I can set on OS=Windows_NT.

> I'm not sure relying on an environment variable for something as basic
> as this is the best way to go, but ultimately it's up to you folks if
> you think it's the right way.

COMSPEC is the equivalent to SHELL.  It is available on DOS and Windows. 
I don't know if OS is.



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