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Re: How to run xinit without first entering a cygwin terminal

On 30/10/2015 00:40, Xuehan Xu wrote:
Thanks for your reply:-)

I followed your advice, now it seems that rdesktop is running, but the
window that xinit showed was just plain black. rdesktop is supposed to
be a remote desktop client that runs on linux and connect to a windows
remote desktop. When I use the command "/usr/bin/xinit.exe
./rdesktop/rdesktop.exe -f" in a cygwin terminal, it can
show the desktop of

Could this be due to the same reason  that startx can't show the
cygwin desktop? What should I do? Thanks;-)

Hmm... so when I try this, it seems it only works when I arrange for rdesktop's stderr to go somewhere, e.g.

C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe -quote /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/xinit /usr/bin/rdesktop -f byron >/var/log/xwin/rdesktop_session.log 2>&1"

If that's really necessary, perhaps that's a bug in run.

(You do know that you could achieve a similar effect with 'mstsc /f /v:byron' ?)

On 29 October 2015 at 21:23, Jon Turney wrote:
On 29/10/2015 06:25, Xuehan Xu wrote:

Hi, everyone

I'm trying to run xinit.exe to start a GUI program in a windows cmd
prompt. The command I run:

"c:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/xinit.exe
/home/Administrator/rdesktop.exe -f

But, it seems that rdesktop.exe isn't running, the window was just
showing a terminal prompt.

Using the command lines from the start menu items created for the xinit
package as a template (see [1]), I think you need something like:

c:\cygwin\bin\run.exe -quote /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/xinit.exe
/home/Administrator/rdesktop.exe -f"

The command string being given to bash -c needs quoting, otherwise
subsequent words are assumed to be parameters to that command.

This reason is wrong. I should have said something like "needs quoting to get correctly passed to bash" since I think the issue is not in bash, but in run.

run needs to be given the -quote option to protect those quotes.


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