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Re: Cygwin and (Linux or Unix) env: running applications

On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Aldi Kraja wrote:

> Hi,
> 1. I have set two symbolic links under the /usr/local/bin/
> for SAS (sas) and SPLUS (splus70) for windows (Two statistical packages that
> reside in my desktop with Microsoft XP OS).
> [snip]
> When I use SAS to invoke the same command:
> %sysexec splus70 /BATCH c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.txt
> c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.out c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.err ;
> or
> X 'splus70 /BATCH c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.txt
> c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.out c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.err';
> or
> call system('splus70 /BATCH c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.txt
> c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.out c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.err');
> cygwin responds with a window at C:\ WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
> 'splus70' is not recognized as internal or external command, operable
> program or batch file
> c:\aldi2\splus_test>
> Do you know if cygwin is providing a different general path to the
> programs such as SAS?
> Any suggestions how can I tell SAS that "splus70" is present in the
> general path of cygwin?

First off, please don't hijack an unrelated thread for your questions --
if you have a separate question, please start a new thread.
Secondly, Windows programs (like SAS) don't understand Cygwin symlinks.
Either let SAS know where the real SPLUS lives, or spawn a Cygwin process
that will understand the symlink (e.g., something like

call system('bash -c "splus70 /BATCH c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.txt
c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.out c:\\aldi2\\splus_test\\batch.err"');

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