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Re: zsh startup oddity
- From: Luke Kendall <luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 09:20:03 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Re: zsh startup oddity
On 6 Apr, Peter A. Castro wrote:
> > I like the sound of Michael's shell.c because you don't need a separate
> > ..bat file to start up each different shell.
> I guess I don't understand how you are starting the shell, really. All
> you need to do is change cygwin.bat to run 'zsh -l -i' instead of 'bash
> --login' and it will run as a login shell. /zsh.bat is simply a
> convenient bat file which does this. It seems like overkill to run a
> cygwin shell wrapper which just does an exec of another shell, but to
> each their own. If it works for you, so much the better.
Well, it's more like Unix. I.e. if more than one person uses the PC
(especially common for laptops), it just works automatically. It seems
esthetically neater - if all the Unix shells were installed, it'd be
ugly to have 20 different shell .bat files.
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