bash becomes a directory in win 7? LOL

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Fri Aug 13 15:07:00 GMT 2010

On 8/13/2010 9:32 AM, mike marchywka wrote:
> I'm trying to popup new bash windows from a script and getting lots
> of wierd problems. First, I seem to have to run the cygwin window as
> admin, ok fine I can click on that. After playing around for a while,
> I was able to get cmd start bash to run ok but the children seemed to
> lose admin startus if I closed the parent. Anyway, at some point they
> stopped working
> and I checked cygwin/bin and apparently bash was now a directory. If I
> copied bash.exe over it things started working again? I moved the old
> bash "dir" to bash_wtf and now if is called "bash_wtf.exe" and appears
> as a dir. Something up with links?
> Thanks, pointing out something obvious and stupid is welcome as long
> as it fixes the problem, LOL

Sounds like a bug in your scripts or a virus.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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