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Re: How do I make scripts my PC executable

On 2007-08-29, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 29 August 2007 17:59, zip184 wrote:
> > I have some scripts I'd like to run without starting cygwin and typing in
> > their paths.  Is there a way to make windows recognize that a file is a
> > bash/python script and run them like as if I ran them in cygwin?  I'd like
> > to just be able to doubleclick them in windows explorer.  Is this possible?
> > (I'm using bash and python scripts)
>   Windoze doesn't understand about shebangs (the #! line at the start of the
> script), and bases all its decisions on the filename extension.  So, if you
> name your scripts according to the pattern '*.sh', and make sure to chmod a+x
> them, you can double-click in explorer.
>   The first time you do that, windows will complain it doesn't know what to do
> with a sh file, and offer you the choice of looking up on the web or selecting
> from a list which program you want to open .sh files with; choose the
> select-from-a-list option, when the list appears click the browse button, find
> your way to cygwin\bin\bash.exe and select that.  Make sure "Always use this
> program" is ticked, enter a nice descriptive name such as "Bash script" in the
> description box, OK it and away you go!

That won't run the script in the same environment that it would get 
when run from a Cygwin login shell, though, will it?  I would think 
the program might have to be a .bat file that contains something 
like this (untested):

   C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login -c %1


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