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RE: window command in bash
- From: Igor Peshansky <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]" <BBuchbinder at niaid dot nih dot gov>
- Cc: "McGraw, Robert P." <rmcgraw at purdue dot edu>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 13:00:33 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: window command in bash
- References: <31DDB7BE4BF41D4888D41709C476B65704168D0A@NIHCESMLBX5.nih.gov>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> McGraw, Robert P. wrote:
> > I have a window command that I want to execute in a bash script.
> > In my .bat file the command is
> > AgBackup.exe /notext c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles
> > I tried to execute this command in a bash window and the command
> > works but is does not seem to recognize the parameters. The
> > "c:\alligate...." is the path where a backup is written. In the bash
> > script the backup file is written in the default location.
> > In a shell script what is the proper way to pass parameters to a
> > window program?
> A Windows program will think that /cygdrive/c/Alligate/agbackupfiles are
> options, not a path.
> Did you quote the path or escape the backslashes to protect the
> backslashes from the shell interpreting them as escape characters?
> AgBackup.exe /notext 'c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles'
> AgBackup.exe /notext "c:\Alligate\agbackupfiles"
A minor correction: you still need to escape the backslashes when using
double quotes, so the right way is
AgBackup.exe /notext "c:\\Alligate\\agbackupfiles"
> AgBackup.exe /notext c:\\Alligate\\agbackupfiles
> You should read <http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-effectively.html>
> in the Cygwin User's Guide <http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/>, and
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