No shortcuts after default install - how to start cygwin?

Duncan Roe duncan_roe@acslink.net.au
Sat Apr 26 09:53:00 GMT 2014


On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 07:35:03PM +1000, ben modra wrote:
> Hi,
> After performing a standard (default) install using setup-x86.exe,
> there are no shortcuts in the start menu or desktop.  I don't really
> mind but don't know how to initiate cygwin without it.
>
> Its a work pc, which means I have little control over the system, and
> it has been meddled with quite a bit.  Running XP.  It quite common
> for this to happen on installing software, and I usually just make a
> desktop shortcut. Must be unusual for others because I can't find any
> reference to it in the archives.
>
> Can you please tell me how to run cygwin without the shortcut?
>
> Thanks
>
I make shortcuts to /cygwin/bin/bash.exe and /cygwin64/bin/bash.exed (I have
both). Perhaps there is a better way to do it, but that works for me,

Cheers ... Duncan.

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