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RE: Cygwin 1.0: Error when launching MSDOS bat file from bash on Windows 2000
- To: "Berche, Guillaume" <Guillaume dot Berche at mkms dot xerox dot com>, "'cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com'" <cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com>
- Subject: RE: Cygwin 1.0: Error when launching MSDOS bat file from bash on Windows 2000
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 06:15:24 -0700 (PDT)
- Reply-To: earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com
--- "Berche, Guillaume" <Guillaume.Berche@mkms.xerox.com> wrote:
> > And, if cygwin invokes the MSDOS shell using this path:
> > command.com /foo/bar/blaz/blat.bat
> > what kind of behavior would you predict?
> Well when experimenting it seems that it does not work because it launches a
> new interactive MSDOS command shell instead of interpreting the bat file.
> However the command
> cmd.exe /C /foo/bar/blaz/blat.bat seems to work fine with both relative and
> absolute paths on NT and Windows 2000.
WOW!! I just tried starting bash for MSDOS CMD.EXE using forward slashes in
the path and it worked!! :0 Too bad I can't cd to the directory using forward
Chris, the problem isn't that foo.bat won't execute under Cygwin bash, it will.
The problem is that it won't execute with relative paths. Absolute paths work
great. I was able to emulate Guillaume's problem with his example.
REM This will execute under the MSDOS shell.
REM End of foo.bat
path/to/foo.bat; #doesn't work
Earnie Boyd: <mailto:email@example.com>
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