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Re: Calling shell script from DOS
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Pinaki Mukherjee <pinaki2003 at yahoo dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 13:20:39 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: Calling shell script from DOS
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Pinaki Mukherjee wrote:
> I have installed Cygwin. I want to invoke a shell
> script from the DOS/Windows command prompt (instead of
> opening Cygwin Window first and calling it from
> there). How can I do this?
In addition to what others said, use "bash -c" instead of "bash" to honor
the shebang ("#!") line. This would then work for tcsh, ksh, perl,
python, [you name it] scripts, as well as symlinks. In fact, whenever you
need to invoke a Cygwin program from the DOS prompt, and you don't know if
it's a script, a symlink, or an actual .exe, you can't go wrong with "bash
Adding --login (-l) is optional, but may be useful for scripts that make
assumptions about your environment.
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