Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 24 00:08:00 GMT 2008

René Berber wrote:
> Andreas Pfister wrote:
>> I have a question regarding the startup procedure of cygwin.
>> I tried to put an .login file into my home folder with an simple command
>> in it an suggested that this will be executed after starting up cygwin
>> but nothing happened. Any ideas or approaches to get that work ?
> .login only works with csh (tcsh is also 'c-shell'), Cygwin uses bash
> which use .bashrc and a few others to set up things at startup.

For those curious about the details, see the bash (or tcsh) man page.
For those keeping score, this is not a Cygwin-specific issue. ;-)

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A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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