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Re: rxvt and path problems

Looks like I fixed this.  Seems if i take off the rcfile option and replace it w/ a "--login" option, all's good.


--- On Sun, 8/9/09, Paul Tomsic <> wrote:

> From: Paul Tomsic <>
> Subject: rxvt and path problems
> To:
> Date: Sunday, August 9, 2009, 11:16 AM
> Hi - I'm having trouble setting up
> RXVT on WinXP.
> I've got the following shortcut set up to launch RXVT:
> C:\viper\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -sl 1500 -fn "Lucida
> Console-12" -bg black -fg yellow -sr -e bash --rcfile
> "/cygdrive/c/viper/.bashrc"
> My $HOME directory is set to the following, as seen in the
> ptomsic:bin> echo $HOME
> /cygdrive/c/viper
> and as seen in the DOS prompt:
> C:\>set HOME
> HOME=/cygdrive/c/viper
> When I launch the shortcut for RXVT, all is good but it
> opens in "/usr/bin"
> If i type `cd ~` then I lose my $PATH, or so it would
> seem.? If i `echo $PATH` it looks like it's in tact,
> but i can't do simple things, like `ls` or `which ping` or
> `who`
> Why would it be okay when I first launch the RXVT shortcut,
> but then simply changing to my $HOME directory causes
> everything to start misbehaving?
> thanks - Paul

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