Commit 1b096b80 authored by Russ Fish's avatar Russ Fish
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More about Windows path and networking commands.

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<div style="margin-left: 40px;"> <b>NOTE:</b> If your dot-files replace the
execution search path entirely, you will not be able to execute Windows commands in
shells. In that case, you should add
execution search path entirely, you will not be able to execute Windows system
commands in shells. (It's come to our attention that when new Emulab user
accounts are created, the default tcsh and Bash dotfiles are copied from a
FreeBSD /usr/share/skel. They do just what is warned against here: replace
the whole $PATH rather than add to it, and of course they don't include the
Windows directories.) <p>
In that case, you should add
<b><code>/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS/system32</code></b> and
<b><code>/cygdrive/c/WINDOWS</code></b>
to your <code>$PATH</code>. Don't worry about your home directory dot-files
to your <code>$PATH</code> in your dotfiles: <code>~/.cshrc</code> and <code>~/.profile</code> . Don't worry about your home directory dot-files
being shared among Windows, FreeBSD, and Linux nodes. Non-existent
directories are ignored. </div>
directories are ignored by shells. </div>
<div style="margin-left: 40px;"> <b>NOTE:</b> The Windows
<b><code>ping</code></b> program has <emph>completely</emph> different option
args from the Linux and FreeBSD ones, and they differ widely from each other.
There is a ping package in Cygwin that is a port of the 4.3bsd ping. Its
options are close to a common subset of the Linux and FreeBSD options, so it
will be included in future WINXP images:
<pre> ping [ -dfqrv ] host [ packetsize [count [ preload]]] </pre> <p>
You can load it yourself now using <a href="#Cygwin_packages"> Cygwin Setup </a>.
</div>
<div style="margin-left: 40px;"> <b>NOTE:</b> There are no Cygwin ports of
some other useful networking commands, such as <b><code>traceroute</code></b>
and <b><code>ifconfig -a</code></b>. The Windows equivalents are
<code>tracert</code> and <code>ipconfig /all</code>. </div>
<h4><a name="RDP_details"> </a> RDP details </h4>
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