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Proper way to start dos/win executables?
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Proper way to start dos/win executables?
- From: "Downey, Brian" <Brian_Downey at quickenloans dot com>
- Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:18:00 -0400
I have a question regarding the starting of a windows executable from within
a cygwin shell script.
The problem I'm having is allowing the passing of modifiers to the original
.exe without using a windows .cmd or .bat file. For example I need to start
a java runtime with these modifiers:
java -Xms64m -Xmx64m ObUpdateGUI "ObUpdateGUI"
Currently, the command resides in a windows .cmd file. When I attempt to
call this from my script using this:
exec $SCRIPT_DIR/start1.cmd &
It simply runs java from within the cygwin shell and halts the processing of
the script. I tested out calling "notepad.exe" directly without a .cmd file
and this seems to work. Is there a better way to do this other than using
.cmd files? Would it also prevent the script from halting upon execution?
Thanks in advance!
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