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Re: Makefile command interpreter
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:14:14AM +1200, Volker Kuhlmann wrote:
>>> Setting export SHELL=cmd.exe
>>> calls cmd.exe alright, but then sits there forever waiting for input.
>> Just a wild guess, as I have not tested this:
>> Have you tried cmd.exe with the /c switch? If cmd.exe is called without
>> that switch, it expects input from the standard input (console).
> Yes, tried that, the result always is
> '-c' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file.
> Something is messing with the argument list.
> No difference between these two there:
> SHELL=cmd.exe /C
> SHELL:=/cygdrive/c/windows/system32/cmd.exe -- /C
> Looks like that might be on the right track, but how do I get arguments
> across verbatim?
Cygwin's version of make is intended to be used with POSIX shells.
cmd.exe doesn't qualify. make is going to always append a "-c" to any
SHELL invocation that you specify so no amount of makefile magic is
going to work around that.
If you need a version of make which understands cmd.exe then I'd suggest
trying mingw: http://mingw.org/ . That project is designed to provide
windows tools with a minimal nod towards POSIX.
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