deliver full path by argv[0] and GetCommandLine for win9x

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Wed Feb 11 14:45:56 CST 2004

Frank Schruefer <wine at> writes:

> -Remark in dlls/kernel/environ.c. Quote:
> "
>   * WARNING: there's a Windows incompatibility lurking here !
>   * Win32s always includes the full path of the program file,
>   * whereas Windows NT only returns the full file path plus arguments
>   * in case the program has been started with a full path.
>   * Win9x seems to have inherited NT behaviour.
> "
> Although the comment is not accurate, you get what it says and it's exactly
> what the patch should fix.

What that comment says is that Win32s behaves differently from normal
Windows. This may or may not be true, but it's pretty much irrelevant,
nobody in their right mind runs Win32s apps anymore.

Your patch changes the Win9x behavior, and I'd really like to see a
test program to demonstrate that Win9x really behaves this way at the
kernel level, not only as a side-effect of the command interpreter
passing a full path to CreateProcess.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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