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Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jun 1 18:54:00 GMT 2010

On Jun  1 19:30, Andy Koppe wrote:
> 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.

Just set the shortcut's "Run:" setting to minimized and there's no
flashing window anymore.  Setup.exe could do that for you.

> 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.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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