CYGWIN Warning

Example warning from CYGWIN :

MS-DOS style path detected: --log-file=C:\DOCUME~1\ACBONN~1\LOCALS~1\APPLIC~1\ FlLog.tmp Preferred POSIX equivalent is: --log-file=C:/DOCUME~1/ACBONN~1/LOCALS~1/APPLIC ~1/FlLog.tmp

CYGWIN environment variable option "nodosfilewarning" turns off this warning.

To set up the environment variable:

  • Windows XP: Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables
  • Windows 7: Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced Systems Settings -> Environmental Variables
  • Now on all Windows systems: Under System Variables click on New.  
    • For Variable name enter: CYGWIN and for Variable value enter nodosfilewarning.  
    • Click OK to close and save each dialog box.