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Re: #! not a recognized internal or external command

I would have thought the paths set in your particuliar environment would
have enabled to the find the correct shell for proper execution.

I am still convinced it is a setup issue as it works on another machine
here. OS versions and hardware are identical.

"Corinna Vinschen" <> wrote in message">
> 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.
> > 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
> s/tsch/tcsh
> 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
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> Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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> Red Hat, Inc.

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