# running .bat files from bash

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Wed Dec 15 21:21:00 GMT 2004


At Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:10 PM, Donal Murtagh wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've noticed that if I want to run a .bat file in bash I have to cd
> to the
> directory it's in first in order for it to run properly
>
> For example, if I want to run c:\foo\bar.bat I have to use:
>
> cd /cygdrive/c/foo
> bar.bat
>
> if I try
>
> /cygdrive/c/foo/bar.bat
>
> it doesn't work properly. It seems that if I attempt the latter, the
> .bat file
> is launched, but doesn't work properly. The particular .bat file I'm
> running
> compiles a Java source tree, and when I try to launch it via
> /cygdrive/c/foo/bar.bat, the messages sent to standard output suggest
> it's
> working fine, but none of the .class files are created.
>
> Has anyone else come across this?
>
> Cheers,
> - Donal

You could try launching it with

cygpath -u \$COMSPEC /c cygpath -d /cygdrive/c/foo/bar.bat

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