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Few starting out questions...
- To: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Subject: Few starting out questions...
- From: David Campbell <david at pastornet dot net dot au>
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 17:40:42 +1000
I fairly recently installed gnu win32b18 on NT workstation 4.0 and
have a few questions to ask. I did check the FAQ, but didn't find
 How on earth do I run bash from the start menu as a login shell
such that it reads my .bash_profile?
I can't seem to figure this out because if I create a shortcut,
it doesn't allow me to pass the -login parameter to bash. I
get windows to run the shell with a "-" prepended to the name
either (which is what /bin/login usually does). I guess I could
write a .bat file to launch bash but that seems a bit gross.
 Do I have to write my own /etc/profile ? Shouldn't be too hard
 There seem to be manual pages but no "man" command available.
Where is the man command?
-- David Campbell
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