How can I assign a hotkey to run a cygwin/bash script?

Dave Korn
Fri Mar 6 13:28:00 GMT 2009

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] wrote:
> Dave Korn wrote on Thursday, March 05, 2009 10:48 PM:
>> Hongyi Zhao wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I've written a cygwin/bash script and want to run it by a customized
>>> hotkey laterly,  it this possible?
>>   Sure.  Create a windows shortcut to bash.exe, open the properties. 
>> In "Target", after C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe, add 
>>     --login -i -c "<your command here in bash syntax>"
> Although I normally defer to Dave, who is far more knowledgeable in
> these things than I am, I am surprised that he suggests the -i option
> that makes bash interactive.  If the shortcut does not work the way you
> want, try dropping it.  (The scripts that I run from Windows shortcuts
> work fine with --login -c without the -i.

  Yes, I was being overenthusiastic in making sure the startup scripts run,
where --login is sufficient on its own.  However you'll still want '-i' if any
of the scripts prompt for user input, or you won't get readline.


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