how to get into dos mode & run .bat or .cmd file
Wed Aug 17 20:35:00 GMT 2011
On 8/17/2011 4:26 PM, J.V. wrote:
> I want a bash / shell script that I can run that will go into dos mode, and from there run a .bat or
> a .cmd script automatically.
> After much googl'ing and experimenting, I cannot quite get it to run a dos shell and run a .bat or
> any help would be appreciated.
If you have a .bat file named foo.bat, then you can run
from a bash command line or shell script file. You can pass
arguments as well. There is no automatic conversion between
Windows and cygwin/Unix-style paths, so you may find the
cygpath utility helpful.
I am not sure what "going into dos mode" would mean, but you
can also run cmd.exe from the command line by typing:
In the case of both cmd and foo.bat, their directories need
to be in your search path, or else offered explicitly.
Best wishes -- Eliot Moss
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