cannot execute binary file

Max Polk
Tue Dec 17 00:27:00 GMT 2013

On 12/16/2013 5:55 PM, Gerry Reno wrote:
>      /usr/bin/ls: /usr/bin/ls: cannot execute binary file
>      /bin/bash: Exit 126
> This is the error that greets me when I try to execute a command in cygwin from a Windows Command Prompt like so:
>      C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -h always /bin/bash -l ls
> This was after installing a new version of Cygwin today.  So I wiped it and installed it again and got the same error again.
> This used to work because I've called my own scripts this way before.  Is there some new way of doing this?

If you provide a "minus c" option, it will work:

C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -h always -e /bin/bash -l -c ls

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