zsh as login shell
Peter A. Castro
Mon Oct 24 21:46:00 GMT 2005
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, similar to the standard Cygwin Icon which runs a bash login
> shell, so that I can choose whether to get a window using bash or using
Use mkzsh to do this. For help, type 'mkzsh --help'
> It works kind of, but I can't get zsh executed as login shell. The BAT
> file invoking the bash login shell calls bash using
> bash --login -i
See the '-l' option of zsh in the manpages.
> 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 <email@example.com>
Peter A. Castro <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <Peter.Castro@oracle.com>
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