Possible issue with run.exe under Windows 7 x64

Pablo Halpern phalpern@halpernwightsoftware.com
Fri Jun 4 18:40:00 GMT 2010

Daniel Roe <daniel.r.roe <at> gmail.com> writes:

> I have this command:
> run urxvt -g 100x40 -e /bin/bash --login
> When I start up the X-server using the default shortcut
> (C:\cygwin\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe)
> I receive an error message like this:
> Error: could not start C:\cygwin\etc\alternatives\urxvt   j-g 100x40 -e
> /bin/bash --login
> The characters between 'urxvt' and '-g' change each time. If I change
> the command so that run.exe is not used it works fine. Maybe there is
> some memory issue with run.exe on 64-bit systems?

I'm having the same problem with 32-bit cygwin on Windows XP since upgrading to
Cygwin 1.7.  Also, where does the path C:\cygwin\etc\alternatives come from?

- Pablo

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