Thorsten Kampe
Wed Dec 31 14:45:00 GMT 2008

* Christopher Faylor (Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:43:04 -0500)> 
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 09:34:52PM -0700, Warren Young wrote:
> > Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> I think the only reason to use cygwin.bat is to set the cygwin
> >> environment variable before bash starts.  There's no way to do that
> >> with a shortcut is there?
> >
> > In this case, it could be one of MinTTY's settings, because it can set up 
> > the environment before calling bash.
> >
> > For that matter, MinTTY could also provide GUI access to bash command line 
> > flags, a way to change the login shell by modifying /etc/passwd, etc.
> It would have to do that since the CYGWIN environment settings have to be
> settable by the user.

They always are (through the GUI). The default Cygwin.bat file does not 
set any enviroment variables, so it is superfluous itself (a shortcut to 
"bash -li" would be better).


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