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Re: latest cygwin: 'run' problem

On 2014-09-08, Gary Johnson wrote:
> On 2014-09-06, Gary Johnson wrote:
> > On 2014-09-05, Gerry Reno wrote:
> > 
> > > To clarify this request a bit:
> > > 
> > > Both run-1.2.0-1 and 1.3.1-1 are broken.  Neither one properly runs a command.
> > > The only recent package that actually worked was run-1.3.0-1.
> > 
> > That has not been my experience.  In my experience, run-1.2.0-1
> > works fine but 1.3.0-1 was broken, so I've been "keep"ing 1.2.0-1 on
> > my system until I hear that run has been fixed.
> > 
> > I'm sorry I don't have details on the problem with 1.3.0-1.  It
> > would just not work with the commands I was trying to execute.  I
> > believe there was some discussion about the issues on this list at
> > the time 1.3.0-1 was released.  I'm at home at the moment and away
> > from my Windows system so I can't experiment or look at the run
> > commands I use.
> I wrote a batch file and a shell script to implement a Run Bash Here
> feature from the Windows file manager "Send to" context menu, much
> like chere but without having to mess with the registry.  The
> hardest part was getting the quoting in the run command line right
> so that both cmd and bash were happy.  The files are included
> in-line below.
> When I updated to run-1.3, this stopped working.  That was a year
> ago and I don't remember the symptoms exactly:  the window either
> briefly appeared or there were no visible indications of the command
> running at all.  I fiddled with the quoting for a while and finally
> gave up and reverted to run-1.2.
> I haven't tried the latest run-1.3.  I want to be sure I can still
> revert to run-1.2 if 1.3 doesn't work.  I may be able to try it this
> afternoon.

I tested the run command in my batch file by using my 64-bit Cygwin
installation to avoid breaking my 32-bit Cygwin installation.  (I
almost always use the 32-bit version because it originally had more
packages and I haven't seen any reason to switch.)  I first verified
that it worked with run-1.2, then upgraded to run-1.3.2-1.  It
failed.  Windows popped up, then disappeared.  I then added the
"-ha" option to mintty and ran the command again.  This time the
mintty window stayed and displayed this message: line 0: .: filename argument required
    .: usage: . filename [arguments]
    /bin/bash: Exit 2

I'm going to continue using run-1.2.0-1 on my 32-bit Cygwin
installation because it just works.


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