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Re: Pass windows-style paths to the interpreter from the shebang line ?
On 10.11.2011 03:27, Andrey Repin wrote:
Greetings, Timothy Madden!
I would like to write a php script to run from my cygwin command line.
I have the php CLI executable (php.exe) in PATH and I use
as the first line of the .php script, and make it executable.
Dearly use Windows native version of PHP
And here's a simple command file to register your PHP as script interpreter
for both simple execution and windows scripting host jobs.
if "!%~dpnx1" == "!" (echo Usage: %~dp0 path_to_php-cli.exe&& exit)
if not exist "%~dpnx1" (echo Invalid path to PHP interpreter&& exit)
ftype PHPScript="%~dpnx1" -f "%%1" -- %%*
If you still insist on using shebang, just use "#! php" without any additions.
That assuming you have PHP in your application search path. Which is not
limited to $PATH, so to speak.
As Linda said, I would like to be able to execute my new script from a
cygwin prompt and from a sh script, with a command like
For this to work, I think I need the shebang line. So I tried "#! php"
too, the problem is that bash will then invoke the following command to
process my script:
Now remember that "php" here is the native Windows port that can not
read that cygwin filename argument, begining with /home/adrian/...
For this to work, the native php needs the native path, so you would
think I need to use *cygpath --mixed -- ...* or *cygpath --windows ...*
on the script filename argument to get the right path for the php
interpreter. The problem is there is hardly any way to do this in the
shebang line, which is only limited to at most two arguments (usually
the interpreter name followed by one option, or the /bin/env utility
followed the interpreter name), and which is processed automatically by
the shell, following a non-configurable procedure that does not include
`cygpath --mixed -- ...` invocation.
The solutions I could think of include:
- compose a script named php, somewhere on PATH, written is sh,
perl, python, even php, or any other language, that finds the
real native php on PATH, parses the given command line
according to the php command line syntax, finds the filename
argument, if any, and convert that filename argument from the
cygwin style to mixed (or windows) style with cygpath. I find
this to be not a trivial task, so I wrote a simple one that
just treats the first argument as the script filename argument
and hard-codes the path to the native php.exe.
- get a cygwin port of php, that understands cygwin-style paths
given on the command line. Although Cygwin setup.exe did not
install such a port, I am happy to find here that there still
is a cygwin port of php available.
- have the cygwin port of bash detect if the
interpreter binary from any shebang line is a cygwin
application or a native application and compose the command
line accordingly. Corinna Vinschen on this list says this is
not as easy as it sounds, though
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