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Re: #! not a recognized internal or external command

On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 12:08:25PM -0700, Neil Messmer wrote:
> I have just installed the latest version of cygwin and get the following
> error message when running my scripts while running cygwin under Win XP. It
> does not matter what shell I specify for the script.
> My paths on the win pc is set to /usr/local/bin; /usr/bin; /bin;
> /usr/x11r6/bin.
> The simple test script contains one line:
> #! /bin/tsch


but the *real* problem is that you're trying to start a shell script
under cmd.exe.  That won't work.  The error message is generated by
cmd.exe because it correctly doesn't recognize #! as a command.  The
#! syntax requires support by the starting application, in your case,
by Cygwin.  If the starting application is not a Cygwin shell, you
must start the script as a parameter to the right shell:

C:\foo> tcsh script-name


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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