Execute child process - How to distinguish between Linux and Windows?


I have to run a child process within my package. Such process would require an environment variable in order to properly perform, but this of course raises a difference between Linux and Windows systems.

I’m writing my command this way:

{exec} = require 'child_process'
apm = atom.config.getApmPath()
child = exec 'myVar=someValue ' + apm + ' install something'

This is clearly failing in Windows environments, since my command should be something like:

child = exec 'set myVar=someValue ' + apm + ' install something'

Is there a way to get the working environment under Atom? Am I supposed to use some sort of workaround, like checking for the root folder or the nodepad.exe?


Have you tried process.env to see if the environment is inherited by the child processes?


I think that’s exactly what I’m looking for! Cheers!