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Re: Opening new cygwin window with arguments

On 2012-01-17, Jon Hughes wrote:
> Gary Johnson <garyjohn <at>> writes:
> >     mintty -e tail -f foo &
> > 
> > The -e is optional, but I like keeping my mintty commands consistent
> > with those I write for other terminals.
> > 
> > HTH,
> > Gary
> > 
> > 
> This is very close, but I need it to start in ANSI mode 
> (--login -i seems to do it in cygwin.bat) so I can color-code
> the tail. Is there any way to open bash with -- login -i or
> some other way of enabling ANSI in the new terminal?

I'm afraid I don't understand the problem.  Color _is_ enabled in
the new terminal.

As an experiment/demonstration, I executed this command in my home
directory which happened to contain a text file, ls.out, in which
the word "out" appeared on a few lines.

    mintty -h a grep --color=always out ls.out

The word "out" was colored in the new terminal just as I would
expect it to be.

What command are you executing that has colored output when executed
at the command line but not when executed as an argument to mintty?


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