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RE: Cygwin Registry Entries and Scriptability?

At 03:27 PM 2/14/2002, Mack, Daemian wrote:
> > >I'd like confirmation or denial of this, because I'd like to 
> > move forward
> > >without scripting a full Cygwin installation, using only 
> > these three files.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you mean by a "full Cygwin installation, 
> > using only these
> > three files".  To people on this list, a full Cygwin 
> > installation is more
> > than just the three files you indicate.
>*Without* scripting the full installation.  From the viewpoint of my install
>package, it's infinitely easier to copy three files into a temporary working
>directory, run them, then delete them, without worrying about a full
>installation of Cygwin.

OK.  If you keep yourself pointed at the temporary working directory and 
no other Cygwin installation is present or loaded at the time, this should
be OK.

> > It's worth noting that the installation you're describing would be 
> > considered a custom one by this list and should come with its own 
> > support channel.  This list can't be it.  I suspect that 
> > you're aware of
> > this but in case you're not, it's an important point to consider.
>I do realize this.  What I'm asking is no more than this: is a full Cygwin
>installation required in order for bash.exe to use rsync.exe to read from
>and write to the local Windows filesystem?  Or are these two files -- plus
>the cygwin.dll -- sufficient for this purpose?

Yep, should be.

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