Trying to run VBScript from Cygwin
Fri Jun 2 18:40:00 GMT 2006
Dean Steve wrote:
> I've seen Paul Hughes' message "[Newbie] Trying to run MSWord from
> Cygwin" dated 02 Mar 2006 and am having similar problems.
> I'm also opening a ssh connection from a Linux box to a Windows
> machine to run a Windows process using CreateObject within VBScript. I
> have been able to replicate the problem using Excel so I know it's not
> my other program that is causing the problem. When I run the script,
> the process starts in the Task Manager but the script fails to proceed
> any further. I didn't get any error messages originally but when I
> reinstalled cygrunsrv with the -i option I did get a similar message
> to Paul complaining about the CreateObject option.
> As with Paul the script works fine when I run it locally when I am sat
> at the machine but seems to hang when I am using ssh. I don't know of
> any immediate workarounds and I can't change the software like the
> suggested fix for Paul so do you have any other solutions?
You are aware when you ssh (or rsh/telnet, etc) into a Windows box using
Cygwin that you are using pty's and that many Windows programs don't
You might try re-writing that VBScript something more suitable for
Cygwin like Perl or something like that.
> Many Thanks,
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