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Re: Getting started with bash
- From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed at mail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 08:20:39 -0400
- Subject: Re: Getting started with bash
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <47F9DA5E.email@example.com> <D9C5C745FD957899B39D7759@192.168.1.20>
You hit the nail on the head with the environment vars question. Bash
tries to do the minimum amount of work possible when invoked
non-interactively, on the assumption - almost universally true in *NIX
- that it is being invoked by a process (usually another shell) that
has its environment all set up already. So when that's not the case,
you need to tell bash so by adding the "-l" or "--login" option, so it
will go out and read login-oriented startup files ([bash_]profile) to
set up its own environment.
On 4/7/08, Joel M. Baldwin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> --On Monday, April 07, 2008 10:25 AM +0200 Michael Holm <email@example.com>
> > Hi,
> > I have read a lot of documents, but i really cant get this issue solved :(
> > All i want is to be able to execute bash scripts from a windows
> > desktop.. what i do now is..
> > a batch script:
> > c:\cygwin\bin\bash c:\cygwin\example.sh
> > this is my bash script.
> > example.sh
> > ls -l
> > but i get the following output:
> > command not found.
> > i hope that someone can give me a hit... all i have done is:
> > install cygwin, made my batch script.. and made my bash script.. do i
> > need to set any environment vars or something?
> > mvh
> > Michael Holm
> Add the -l option to bash.
> i.e. "man bash" for an explanation
> This makes it a login shell which must cause the PATH variable to be set.
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