Bug to setup Cygwin on Windows Server 2008 64bits

Andy Koppe andy.koppe@gmail.com
Thu May 7 16:06:00 GMT 2009

2009/5/7 Georg Nikodym:
> On 7-May-09, at 10:56 AM, Kyeto wrote:
>> I have disabled DEP and now Cygwin run.
>> But i have just the pompt with :
>>    bash-3.2$ : _
>> None commands are available
>> When i do a "ls" => command not found.
>> It's the same for a lot (touch, chmod ...)
>> But, pwd, cd work
> Normally, people start cygwin using cygwin.bat (or an icon on their desktop
> that does the same).  This sets up some useful stuff.
> From the picture in your previous post, you just started a shell (bash.exe)
> inside a command window.  In other words, there no guarantee that any useful
> environment was set up.

Yep. To get the usual environment, bash needs to be invoked with
option --login (or -l), which makes it a "login shell" and ensures
that /etc/profile is executed.


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