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Windows shortcut "bash -c" the only way? Naturally it ignores profile and hence locale
- From: Christoffer Aasted <chr dot aasted at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2016 18:39:22 +0200
- Subject: Windows shortcut "bash -c" the only way? Naturally it ignores profile and hence locale
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I struggle in creating a Windows shortcut that launches a command and
initializes the environment the way that the Cygwin64 Terminal
C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe /bin/bash -l -c "set ssh -t firstname.lastname@example.org
screen -r -d weechat"
I am aware that "bash -c" behaves much differently and does source
$HOME shell customizations /etc/profile, .bash_profile, .profile -
I thought "-l" login shell was the solution.
I tried sourcing /etc/profile; .bash_profile and .profile but this
doesn't make fix anything.
C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe /bin/bash -l -c "source /etc/profile; set
ssh -t email@example.com screen -r -d weechat"
The issue is that LANG is not properly set and even if I set it
manually before entering SSH with a "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" (where I know
my host has the locales properly set).
Why would we have to run "bash -c" on shortcuts ? Isn't sending a
command to mintty.exe supported or is the culprit cygwin?
Best Regards/Venlig Hilsen
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