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re: No shortcuts after default install - how to start cygwin?

Thanks Duncan,

I thought there must be more to it than that - if I run bash.exe then
nothing works. Even basic commands like cygcheck and ls return
'command not found'.
Other ways to start also fail, eg startxwin.exe then a window opens
and immediately closes.

The setup log seems fine to me (no errors) but I don't really know
what to look for.

> Hi,
> After performing a standard (default) install using setup-x86.exe,
> there are no shortcuts in the start menu or desktop.  I don't really
> mind but don't know how to initiate cygwin without it.
> Its a work pc, which means I have little control over the system, and
> it has been meddled with quite a bit.  Running XP.  It quite common
> for this to happen on installing software, and I usually just make a
> desktop shortcut. Must be unusual for others because I can't find any
> reference to it in the archives.
> Can you please tell me how to run cygwin without the shortcut?
> Thanks
I make shortcuts to /cygwin/bin/bash.exe and /cygwin64/bin/bash.exed (I have
both). Perhaps there is a better way to do it, but that works for me,

Cheers ... Duncan.

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