run.exe fails to run my application

Vladimir Levijev
Mon Dec 27 17:07:00 GMT 2004

On Monday 27 December 2004 18:56, george young wrote:


> [cygwin X-startup-scripts-1.0.10-2]
> I can not get run.exe to run my application.  The app runs ok directly
> from the DOS prompt(with the annoying dos box).  It runs from the cygwin
> prompt.  But put 'run' in front of the command and I get an error dialog
> popup:
> Run.exe
>    Error: could not start E:\cygwin\usr\local\bin\
> "Run" fails the same invoked from either the cygwin or dos prompt.
> Run works fine with xterm.
> The app's directory is in the system path.  Same failure happens
> whether invoked with full path or just the app name.  (assoc and ftype
> have been twiddled to get the python script run by
> /usr/bin/python2.4)
> When I do "run" the error message contains the full pathname,
> so it is *finding* the executable.  The error message is different if
> I give it a non-existant file name.
> What could cause this?  How can I debug this problem?
> Does run keep a cache of executable names/paths somewhere that I might
> need to flush?
> -- George

How about making batch file, in a Cygwin.exe style, containing:

--Start batch file--
@echo off

chdir E:\cygwin\usr\local\bin

start /min bash --login -c "./"
--End batch file--


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