Help with shortcuts

Mike Rushton
Sun Mar 2 04:11:00 GMT 2014

Well thanks I will have to try that.

My only other option was to create a menu and execute in from my profile 
... and instead of shortcuts ... they would be options off a menu.

I also found out you can create symbolic links under Win 7, WIn XP (you 
must download this Junction Program) and also do this under various 
Unix/Linux versions.

On 3/1/2014 10:52 AM, Max Polk wrote:
> On 2/28/2014 9:09 AM, mrushton wrote:
>> Can some on give me a help with creating a shortcut to a shell script 
>> under Windows 7 ?
>> I am doing something like this in the windows shorcut :
>> C:\CygwinSoftware\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico --exec 
>> /cygdrive/x/INBOUND/CWSCRIPTS/
>> Well I found in the documentation that when you run a script this 
>> way, it is not an interactive shell and it does not process your 
>> .bashprofile and .bashrc and all the good stuff it normally does when 
>> it logs in.  I am missing aliases when it logs in this way.
>> How can I create a shortcut that would process my normal startup 
>> files and then run the script I what ?
> From cmd.exe you can exec bash with the login and interactive flags, 
> and pass it a command like this to see all your vars:
> C:\Apps\Cyg\bin\mintty.exe --exec /bin/bash --login -i -c "set && read x"
> In Windows create a shortcut and simply paste the above in.
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