Tip: Running a bash script without the terminal window...

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Sun Dec 22 22:02:00 GMT 2002

For the archives: http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2002-12/msg01208.html

On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, [iso-8859-1] Peter Valdemar Mørch wrote:

> This is just a little tip I'd like to share.
> It annoyed me for some time, that whenever I ran a bash script, I got a
> terminal window whether or not my script needs it. Here is a Visual Basic
> snippet that works for me on W2K and XP, and that runs a bash script without
> the terminal. I use it to start xterms from windows shortcuts, for instance.
> It really can start all kinds of things, also .bat files, if you like...
> C:\WINNT\system32\wscript.exe c:\data\scr\quiet.vbs c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -c "echo do your bashing stuff here > /tmp/somefile"
> I think all machines have the wscript.exe executable. The VB script is of
> course the central element, and here it is:
> [snip quiet.vbs]

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