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Re: Setup - command line only

I have seen the options that allow to expedite the update process with a command line, and the GUI is still displayed. I don't think this works if you're trying to use these options from a SSH remote access, i.e. you'd still need access to Windows to run the setup so the GUI can be displayed. (I'm not sure on this point exactly. Seems like I tried it.) I will look a the link for the source, to see how difficult it may be to assist.

In reply to Larry Hall (Cygwin), sent at 2009-02-22 10:05 PM :
Ralph Hempel wrote:
Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:

No, it's only the 289th time, which probably accounts for why you couldn't
find it with Google. ;-) These kinds of features are missing from
'setup.exe' because there hasn't been a volunteer contributor for them.
If you're interested in contributing something, see the link below:

OK, the update of setup is not supported, but setup DOES in fact allow fully command line based operation. I know because I moaned about it, collected and tested patches, and even contributed a minor fix to the option parsing.

That's true but I believe the OP was lamenting that there wasn't a version that didn't still have the GUI even when run from the command line. If I'm wrong, then I'm sure you've made the OP's day. :-)

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