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RE: Calling shell script from DOS

> > 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
> -c progname".

Excellent!!!  I had noticed that things like 
"ls", "dir", "d" didn't work (without that -c).

Now they do too!

Or course, they would just run anyway without the
bash but you are correct that one must otherwise
know "what type" of command it is.

> Adding --login (-l) is optional, but may be useful for 
> scripts that make
> assumptions about your environment.


Herb Martin


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