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Anyway, the problem I found is when I start cmd.exe the command prompt PATH is wrong. By wrong, I mean it's not what I have in the system properties. Very strange.
When I start cmd.exe from Start menu > Run it's correct.

Using procexp I noticed that when launched from FARR that the path was correct but the command line argument wasn't.
The shell started from Start > Run has a Command line of "C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe" while FARRs has nothing for the command line.
-chrisGrind (July 16, 2006, 07:58 PM)
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That has a lot to do with where and how it's started. You will notice that when you start it from start>run>cmd.exe that the path is "C:\Documents and Settings\YourProfile>"

While if you start it from start>run>"C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe" it will start in "C:\WINDOWS\system32>"

I am not sure of the exact argument to pass on command line when starting it in order to start it in any directory you desire. Maybe someone else can post & explain how to do that....and then explain how to do it with FARR.

Right, the issue isn't the starting directory though. The issue is my PATH environment variable is wrong when started with FARR and right when started any other way.

OK I have an update. I think I know what's causing this now. It's the installer. Here's what I think is happening.
I installed FARR and launched it from the installer.
The installer was then closed, so FARR's parent is non-existent.
Then when FARR launches a child process it doesn't setup the environment correctly, perhaps because FARRs parent process is non-existent.
This is my hypothesis because once I stopped FARR and restarted it, everything worked correctly. IOW launching command prompts have the correct path.

ahh that is very interesting.. i'll have to check that out and see if perhaps farr started from the installer is acting up, that would make some sense.


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