Ticket #3388 (closed enhancement: invalid)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Environment Variables free memory size available to child process and from perent process(Shell)

Reported by: Christos Makariou Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: environment variable Cc:
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I work in a Dos prompt on windows XP using a legacy Quick C compiler. Previously I used Win 98 Norton Commander and QC in a dos prompt screen because it was a very fast compiler and often used as lint. The project involved having to pass the INCLUDE and CL environment variables which pass the compiler the directories to look for Include files. I had som batcch files that set up those long directory paths to a well organized multi directory code development tree for the project. In window 98 the enviroment variable size could be adjusted using special command.com command line input through boot time and subsequent dos promt inherit it. In windows XP I found that I run out of environment space and the INCLUDE and CL variables are truncated and the compiler fails to find my include files.
It would be nice if I used Midnight Commander with special feature to pass to the child process invoked at the prompt at least 9024 bytes of total available enviroment space so that the batch files work. This could be either achieved by Midnight commander new default setting or special menu to adjust the environmen.
Another good feature would be to be able to see the inherited enviroment space size from the purent process.
I want to know if also someone can help me sort out the problem with Norton Commander in XP DOS prompt because it is confusing when its on command.com is used and when its off cmd.exe is used!
Why does the enviroment size desappear when I use NC or is smaller? Is there a way to get around these problems using the Midnight Commander?
Can midnight commander mwy have a future special setting flag so when set it would look like NC without the # at the prompt. Sometimes it feels strange swithching back and forth between the two programs and it would be nice to be navigate similar windows. I also noticed today when I stumbled accidentally while surfing on the matter that Volcov Commander looks the same as NC. I haven't tested VC yet.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by andrew_b

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid

Sorry, MS Windows is not supported at all.

On Windows, use FAR instead of MC.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by andrew_b

  • Milestone Future Releases deleted
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