default terminal

Andy Koppe
Tue Jun 1 18:30:00 GMT 2010

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.

> - Still allows to set environment variables before starting the first
>  Cygwin process.

You can set variables on the mintty command line using /bin/env, e.g.:

 mintty /bin/env DISPLAY=:0 /bin/ssh -X server

But of course that doesn't take effect before the first Cygwin process.

> - Using the dash allows the user to use the Cygwin shotcut to start
>  his/her login shell as noted in /etc/passwd without having to change
>  /Cygwin.bat.

Good point.


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