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Re: cygrunsrv and .bat files ??

OK, I've tried it again, this time using the syntax:

cygrunsrv -I VncControl -p c:\winnt\system32\cmd.exe -a "/c c:\vnc\vncv.bat"

Still no go - same scenario as before, it appears to install, but hangs and 
ultimately fails on start.

Also, just to run down some options, I found a bat2exe prog, which 
ironically only turns the batch file into a .com file, and then I found a 
com2exe prog, which takes my .com file and makes it into an executable 
(vncv.exe).  Executes fine stand-alone from the command prompt, but 
cygrunsrv is still having difficulties.

I'm beginning to think perhaps there's something else bolloxed in my setup.  
One of the examples in the readme related to passing a CYGWIN env. variable 
- although the machine I'm testing on already has that set, is this 
something I need to look at??

Next I'm going to try this with "normal" executables just to see if they're 
OK on my system...


>To: Glenn Mabbutt <>
>Subject: Re: cygrunsrv and .bat files ??
>Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 14:55:50 -0500
>cygrunsrv executes the controlled program via the execv() system call,
>which (AFAIK) doesn't understand win32 batch files.  You might try
>configuring your service to run cmd.exe as the program and give it the
>name of your batch file as an argument, so that cygrunsrv executes
>cmd.exe which then runs the batch file.
>On Wed, Aug 01, 2001 at 02:37:36PM -0500, Glenn Mabbutt wrote:
> > Hi. I've got a 2 line batch file that I'm trying to run as a service on
> > NT/2000 (starts a secure tunnel client which spawns vncviewer in listen
> > mode, then kills vncviewer process after secure tunnel client exits).
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