cygwin scripts - run from windows "run command"

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Mon Mar 23 17:55:00 GMT 2009

wakeboarder3780 wrote:
> I have script lets say:
> C:\foo.bsh
> I want to be able to run this command via the windows run command by hitting
> either:
> Start -> Run
> or
> Windows Key + R
> and type something small like 'foo' and hitting return.
> In addition, I do not want a cmd prompt to be visible. This script does some
> pre-processing for an IDE. I do not want the cmd prompt to be open for the
> lifetime of the IDE process.
> I have tried: 1) Creating a bat file with the following contents:
> c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login "C:\foo.bsh" (this fails because it keeps a cmd
> open)
> 2) Converting the above bat file to an exe using bat_2_exe_converter (does
> not make the cmd silent)
> Is there a more integrated cygwin way to do this?  This is exactly what this
> fellow was trying to ask but did not receive an answer:

Try 'run'.  If you don't have it, install it.  If you don't know how to use
it, 'man run'.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
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