# running .bat files from bash

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Dec 15 23:46:00 GMT 2004

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, 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?

Nope.  I can't reproduce this on my installation...
You could run javac with the -verbose flag (or even -J-verbose) to show
where javac is writing the files...
Igor
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