default terminal

Andy Koppe
Wed Jun 2 05:43:00 GMT 2010

On 1 June 2010 19:54, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> 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.

It still flashes up in the taskbar. On Windows 7, if you already have
a command prompt open, its taskbar icon sort of jiggles about and
briefly glows up blue. Still don't like it.

>> 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.
> Exactly.

What variables do actually need to be set before the first Cygwin
process, i.e. couldn't be set on the mintty command line or in shell
startup scripts?

In any case, I suspect only a small minority of users do make use of
that, and they do have the option of creating a batch file themselves.
(The mintty manpage actually mentions that possibility and the need to
invoke it through 'start'.)


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