zsh on Vista

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Sun Apr 22 22:38:00 GMT 2007

On 22 April 2007 23:32, sethk wrote:

> I've had some success using a different version of zsh on vista.
> In the UnxUtils package, there is a version of zsh, named sh.  (Not copied
> or linked to zsh, for whatever reason, and, I should say, named sh.exe.)
> I created a shortcut for this executable.  It mostly works.  I'm having some
> issues, such as relative paths not working as expected, but that's not
> surprising.

  Well, yes, since UnxUtils is a win32 native package, not a cygwin program at all.  It won't understand posix-style paths or LF line-ends or anything.

> I'm currently rebuilding zsh, under cygwin, to see if a version built under
> vista behaves any better than the binary distributed with cygwin.

  Certainly can't hurt to try.

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