"Sh" scripting using win-32 aka cygwin32

Sharron D Allen Sharron_D_Allen@west.raytheon.com
Wed Jan 31 15:15:00 GMT 2001


Larry,

Just using '#!/bin/sh' is not adequate because cygwin is a window's
application and our browsers will do
what it thinks is right to interpret a script file.

It would be the correct way to start a script if the script were on a UNIX
system.

With Cygwin files in the C:/ directory are mounted to seem like a UNIX
system.
For example.

mount C:/Unix files / (this makes a home directory '/' that has access to
C:/Unix files)
mount C:/ /c   (this makes a directory (this makes a directory '/c' that
has access to the C:/)
mount C:/Unix files/bin /bin (this makes a directory  '/bin' that has
access to the C:/Unix files/bin)

These are POSIX directories only. Windows will not recognize these
directories. Only cygwin files (can be executed in a DOS window) will.





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Larry Hall <cygwin@cygwin.com> on 01/31/2001 04:01:34 PM

To:   "Sharron D Allen" <Sharron_D_Allen@west.raytheon.com>
cc:

Subject:  Re: "Sh" scripting using win-32 aka cygwin32


At 05:58 PM 1/31/2001, Sharron D Allen wrote:
>All,
>I am currently using software called win-32 aka cygwin32 (a
>cygnus/gnu/windows product). I know
>how everything works except for one thing. I do not know how to call the
>'sh' shell from a file.
>My problem:
>I have a web page/form that posts information to a file called
thankyou.cgi
>Well I want to test this with out having CGI access, if possible.
>What should I do to have my web page/form successfully post information to
>thankyou.cgi.
>
>currently my first line in my script is: #!/bin/sh (the actual POSIX
location of 'sh')
>I have tried
>#!/C:/location/sh.exe
>C:/location/sh.exe



Excuse me.  I don't know much about CGI but can you tell me why #!/bin/sh
is
not adequate?



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