Questions and observations of Cygwin Tools on the NT shell command line

Ed Bradford/Raleigh/IBM egb@us.ibm.com
Wed Nov 15 12:18:00 GMT 2000


//c/winnt/system32/sort.exe
is the culprit. It is an old dos based utility that Microsoft doesn't use
at all
as far as I can tell. I used to rename it but Windows file protection cured
me of that. Now
I just put //c/cyg/bin in my path ahead of all the dos paths (oops, I mean
windows paths).

As for dos utilites from bash, you generally have to type two backslashes
to get one. Thus a
     net use h: \\machine\sharename
from cmd.exe becomes

     net use h: \\\\machine\\sharename

from bash.

Ed Bradford

Your Windows 2000 Arborist
T/L 589-4410; Outside: 1-919-993-4410
egb@us.ibm.com


Colin Clayton <colin.clayton@matrikon.com>@sources.redhat.com on 11/15/2000
02:36:09 PM

Sent by:  cygwin-owner@sources.redhat.com


To:   cygwin@cygwin.com
cc:
Subject:  Questions and observations of Cygwin Tools on the NT shell
      command line



Hi,

I have been using Cygwin and have found it Very valuable and hope this
project continues until it replaces the NT shell completely, but I have
noticed some irregularities that hopefully you can answer.  Using Cygwin I
have noticed that some third party command line tools don't function
properly, but under the NT shell they function normally.  What is the major
difference in running a program from Cygwin then from the NT Shell?
I have also played around with using the Cygwin Tools under the NT shell.
For the most part the tools work.  I have found that sort doesn't work
under
the NT shell when you specify switches.  It returns "Invalid Switch". What
can cause some DOS based utilities to fail under Cygwin, and why can cause
Cygwin Tools to fail under DOS?

Thank you for your time

Colin Clayton, T.T.
Computer Engineering Technologist
Matrikon Consulting
1800, 10405 Jasper Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
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Ph. 780-448-1010 ext. 4503
Fax. 780-448-9191
http://www.matrikon.com
mailto:colin.clayton@matrikon.com



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