install on win7 enterprise, can't modify bash start up shortcut

Eric Blake
Fri Aug 19 18:48:00 GMT 2011

On 08/19/2011 12:31 PM, LMH wrote:
> I don't know anything about mintty and have always used bash. Can I run
> all of my bash commands, or would I be learning a new shell?

cmd, mintty, rxvt, xterm, and the like are terminals (the gui program 
that displays your tty in a window) - they are useless unless running 
some child program to do I/O in that tty

bash, tcsh, and such are shells (the program that interacts with your 
tty) - they are useless unless some parent program is running a terminal 
for the tty input and output to show up in

You need one program from each set, but changing from cmd to mintty does 
not have to affect your shell - you most likely want to still be using 
bash, so the set of bash commands you run does not change.

Eric Blake    +1-801-349-2682
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