psexec does not work under cygwin-X

DePriest, Jason R.
Fri Nov 20 19:38:00 GMT 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Hemal Pandya <> wrote:
> Hello,
> It seems psexec (from sysinternals) does not work correctly under
> cygwin-X. If I run it at the bash prompt in a command window it
> completes normally but from a rxvt or xterm window it stops after the
> first line of output from the remote process.
> I am trying to write some bash scripts that run some processes on
> remote machines. I would like for them to be run under X, though
> that's not an absolute requirement. Is there a work-around for this?
> Thanks in advance,
> - hemal

How are you calling psexec?

You can try something like this:
cmd.exe /c C:\\sysinternals\\psexec.exe

Instead of calling psexec directly.

That would make it run under a cmd.exe prompt instead of directly under bash.


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