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Re: Starting mintty via run.exe

On 10/16/2014 10:44 AM, John Wiersba wrote:
I'm trying to create a windows shortcut which will start mintty indirectlyby running a (perl) script which will exec mintty.  I know I can start mintty.exe directly via the shortcut, but the purpose of my script is to wrap the invocation in the proper environment and arguments.

I'm encountering two problems using run.exe:

1) run.exe doesn't seem to be able to run a hashbang script.  My script starts with #!/usr/bin/perl and runs just fine from a cygwin bash command line, starting a new mintty terminal as expected.  But calling it from run.exe fails.  It flashes some kind of terminal window on the screen, which appears to have no content (but it is hard to tell, since it flashes so quickly) and then the terminal window immediately closes.  In this case, my shortcut target is: d:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /path/to/hashbang/script.

I think it may be designed to deal only with actual executables (.exe files).
The wording of the man page is ambiguous, but suggestive of this in that it
speaks of "Windows programs".

So maybe you want: run /bin/bash -c /path/to/hashbang/script

This worked for me with a trival mintty-starting hash-bang bash script.

Regards -- Eliot Moss

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