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Re: default terminal
On 1 June 2010 19:54, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jun Â1 19:30, Andy Koppe wrote:
>> On 1 June 2010 09:18, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > What if Cygwin.bat just contains `start mintty.exe -' rather
>> > than `bash --login -i'?
>> > Advantages:
>> > - Not much of a change in setup.
>> Drawback: you get a console flashing up for the .bat file. I find that
>> really annoying, so I think it would need to be a direct shortcut.
> Just set the shortcut's "Run:" setting to minimized and there's no
> flashing window anymore.
It still flashes up in the taskbar. On Windows 7, if you already have
a command prompt open, its taskbar icon sort of jiggles about and
briefly glows up blue. Still don't like it.
>> You can set variables on the mintty command line using /bin/env, e.g.:
>> Âmintty /bin/env DISPLAY=:0 /bin/ssh -X server
>> But of course that doesn't take effect before the first Cygwin process.
What variables do actually need to be set before the first Cygwin
process, i.e. couldn't be set on the mintty command line or in shell
In any case, I suspect only a small minority of users do make use of
that, and they do have the option of creating a batch file themselves.
(The mintty manpage actually mentions that possibility and the need to
invoke it through 'start'.)