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# RE: running .bat files from bash

• From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
• To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
• Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 10:19:53 -0000
• Subject: RE: running .bat files from bash

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Donal Murtagh
> Sent: 15 December 2004 20:10

> I've noticed that if I want to run a .bat file in bash I have
> to cd to the
> directory it's in first in order for it to run properly
>
> For example, if I want to run c:\foo\bar.bat I have to use:
>
> cd /cygdrive/c/foo
> bar.bat
>
> if I try
>
> /cygdrive/c/foo/bar.bat
>
> it doesn't work properly. It seems that if I attempt the
> latter, the .bat file
> is launched, but doesn't work properly. The particular .bat
> file I'm running
> compiles a Java source tree, and when I try to launch it via
> /cygdrive/c/foo/bar.bat, the messages sent to standard output
> suggest it's
> working fine, but none of the .class files are created.
>
> Has anyone else come across this?

Nope, but I have an experiment to suggest: what happens if you start up a DOS
shell, and try running the batch file from a different directory to the one
where it lives under DOS?  If it still goes wrong, your batch file (or perhaps
some makefile it invokes) has a bug; if it works, there's something cyg-weird
going on.

cheers,
DaveK
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