setup from a list of packages rather than interactive selection?

Jeremy Bopp
Fri Dec 10 15:40:00 GMT 2010

On 12/10/2010 09:32 AM, Lee D. Rothstein wrote:
> I vaguely remember a discussion, here, about how to install using
> 'setup.exe' from a list of packages contained in a file which is
> then "pointed to" on the command line. I see the '-p' option in
> 'setup', and although I know how to put the list ('Pkg_List.txt')
> after the -p in bash (i.e. '-p \"$(cat Pkg_List.txt)\"), I don't know
> how to do this in 'cmd.exe'.
> I've tried Googling, but to no avail.
> I've also tried using the '-d' option in 'cygcheck' to create the
> list for my current configuration, but that doesn't seem to work.
> I've tried Googling on this issue, as well, also to no avail.

I think I remember what you're talking about.  Will it work with '-p
@Pkg_List.txt'?  I want to think that the @ hack is not a feature of cmd
but rather of the Cygwin DLL, but maybe setup respects it as well.  I
don't have a Windows system at hand to try this myself.


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