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Re: execute, pipe: pass environment variables

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: execute, pipe: pass environment variables
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2008 21:32:16 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

Hi Bruno,

* Bruno Haible wrote on Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 03:26:42PM CEST:
> This changes execute() and create_pipe_*() so that they pass the environment
> 'environ' to child processes, like on Unix.
> 2008-09-29  Bruno Haible  <address@hidden>
>       Propagate effects of putenv/setenv/unsetenv to child processes.
>       * lib/execute.c (execute): Use spawnvpe instead of spawnvp.
>       * lib/pipe.c (create_pipe): Likewise.

Nice!  Do you happen to know whether spawnvp* exposes the command line
length limit on w32, and if yes, is that the roughly 8KB?  Does this
change have the expected impact on maximum length?


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