Run a Cygwin (X) app from a DOS command line

Thorsten Kampe
Wed Dec 31 14:13:00 GMT 2008

* John Emmas (Wed, 31 Dec 2008 12:13:20 -0000)> 
> Is it possible to run a Cygwin GUI app (i.e. requiring 'X') from a DOS
> terminal, as opposed to a bash terminal?  After starting the X server
> I tried  "cygstart path/to/my/program" but nothing happened.  The app
> runs fine if I start it from a bash terminal.

You have to set the DISPLAY variable to a valid value.


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