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Re: Invalid program file name, pif file
- From: Larry Hall <cygwin-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: SonyMaster at aol dot com, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2003 20:38:14 -0500
- Subject: Re: Invalid program file name, pif file
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- Reply-to: Cygwin List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
At 08:15 PM 12/6/2003, SonyMaster@aol.com you wrote:
>I've downloaded and installed Cygwin with setup.exe, and when it was done, it
>asked if I wanted a shortcut on the desktop. And I said yes. Cygwin.pif was
>then on the desktop. I've very new to this, but I'm fine with *unix. Is there
>another way to run Cygwin?
If you want to "run Cygwin", you just need to start the bash shell.
You can do that from any command prompt window by cding to Cygwin's
'bin' directory and typing 'bash --login -i'. Actually, this is all
done for you by a file called 'cygwin.bat' which should be in your
Cygwin installation directory. You can run that directly too. If you
installed via setup and allowed it to create a link on your desktop
for "Cygwin", it should have created a Windows shortcut that points to
'cygwin.bat'. I just reran 'setup' now and let it place a shortcut on
my desktop. I didn't get 'cygwin.pif' so I'm still not sure I understand
what you have. I'll direct you to <http://cygwin.com/problems.html>
again if you have more problems in this area and want to consult the
list further on them.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc. (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
838 Washington Street (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746
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