zsh as login shell
Mon Oct 24 17:29:00 GMT 2005
On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> * Igor Pechtchanski (2005-10-24 16:36 +0100)
> > On Mon, 24 Oct 2005, Com MN PG P E B Consultant 3 wrote:
> >> I would like to have on my Windoze desktop an Icon for zsh running under
> >> Cygwin...
> >> [snip]
> >> Zsh considers itself a login shell iff it is called under a name
> >> starting with a dash.
> >> [snip]
> >> Another possibility would be to execute a shell script using bash and in
> >> this script do an
> >> exec -a -zsh zsh -I
> >> But maybe someone knows a better way to do this?
> > The latter sounds like the best solution. You could do it directly from
> > the batch file by using
> > bash -c 'exec -l /usr/bin/zsh -i'
> zsh perfectly knows -l/--login. It's the "-i" that's not needed
Thanks for the clarification, Thorsten. As I don't know anything about
using zsh, I was suggesting a way of modifying cygwin.bat appropriately.
The above method could be used for shells that don't understand --login
(e.g., ash) or those where using the --login flag is inconvenient (e.g.,
when you want to pass more options to a tcsh login shell).
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