zsh as login shell

Com MN PG P E B Consultant 3 mn-pg-p-e-b-consultant-3.com@siemens.com
Mon Oct 24 10:11:00 GMT 2005

I would like to have on my Windoze desktop an Icon for zsh running under

Cygwin, similar to the standard Cygwin Icon which runs a bash login
so that I can choose whether to get a window using bash or using zsh.

It works kind of, but I can't get zsh executed as login shell. The BAT
invoking the bash login shell calls bash using

  bash --login -i

but zsh has no equivalent to the --login option, so I just use

  zsh -i

which makes the shell interactive, but not login. Zsh considers itself a
shell iff it is called under a name starting with a dash.

Is there an elegant solution to this problem? Of course I could

  cp -- zsh -zsh

and call -zsh, but I would have then to redo this everytime I update zsh
to a 
newer version. Another possibility would be to execute a shell script
bash and in this script do an

  exec -a -zsh zsh -I

But maybe someone knows a better way to do this?

Ronald Fischer <mn-pg-p-e-b-consultant-3.com@siemens.com>

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