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Subject: Re: Cygwin tutorial!

Re: Cygwin tutorial!

From: Hamish Mackenzie <>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 16:21:38 +1000

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rocker" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: Cygwin tutorial!

> Sean wrote:
> Adding the Cross Compiler Directory to Your Path:
> We need to make sure that the cross compiler directory is in your path, so
> we must go
> Check /etc/profile. From with in Cygwin,
> 1. Type in <nano /etc/profile>. The "nano" command tells Cygwin that we
> want
> to use the "Nano" edeter (it is like a note pad for Linux), and the
> "/etc/profile"
> is the file we want to edit.
> **i have Cigwin and the rockbox directory installed. I am now at the
> above
> stage where I have hit a wall. I cannot find this nano file that I need
> to
> edit.
> Could someone plese check the above to see if the path is correct?
> Do I need to enter the full path including my home directory? i.e.
> c:/rocker/cigwin....

Hi Rocker

Not sure if you are quite understanding what is happening here. You don't
have to go looking for a file just type the following at the prompt from
within cygwin...

nano /etc/profile

This opens up an editor in cygwin and then you just edit the line from step

A handy hint for blind people is that you can copy the text from the email
that give the new path with a control c but you cant paste into cygwin with
a control v, what you need to do is to hit alt and space bar and then arrow
down through all the usual maximise etc till you get to edit then right
arrow to get into the sub menu and arrow down to paste and the info will be
pasted into cygwin.


Received on 2007-08-29

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