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Re: cygwin and the rest of the Windows


Ok, the first is my fault, as indicated in another message.  I forgot the
"-c" flag to bash.  "man bash" for more details.

As for the second, two hints: 1) "bash --login" changes to your home
directory, and 2) "." is not in the PATH by default.

On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Ling F. Zhang wrote:

> Hi again:
> > you might be missing the login environment, so you
> > might wish to create a
> > perl.bat file that does a "c:\cygwin\bin\bash
> > --login /usr/bin/perl %1 %2
> > %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9" and use that instead (beware
> > of directory changes).
> when I run this in cygwin:
> bash --login perl, I get the error:
> /usr/bin/perl: No such file or directory
> simiarly if I run the perl.bat as your suggested, I
> get similar error claiming that /usr/bin/perl is not
> found...okay, I am confused here...
> > Alternatively, if you want to use the #! line, you
> > could associate .pl
> > files with "c:\cygwin\bin\bash -c"
> so I did...and (in DOS) I try this:
> \cygwin\bin\bash -c
> /usr/bin/perl: line 1: command not found
> (my first line is the usual "#!/usr/bin/perl")
> you told me to be aware of path changes in the two
> I am confused...which one should I use?

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