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Re: rxvt won't stay running




On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 09:48:43AM -0400, cyg Simple wrote:
> On 6/22/2017 5:45 AM, Mike Brown wrote:
> > I've installed the latest (as of this writing) Cygwin base and a few other
> > packages.
> > 
> 
> You don't say if it was 32 or 64 bit. But ...

Sorry, 64bit.

> > I have a startup batch file on my XP box that I copied over to the new Win7
> > box (modifying the HOME variable to match the new box).
> > 
> > I also copied over the home directory from the XP box, so that I can get the
> > .z* setup files and scripts that I have in my bin directory.
> > 
> > But, when I run it, it just flashes and dies.
> > 
> > Here is the contents:
> > ==========
> > @echo off
> > 
> > 
> > C:
> > chdir C:\cygwin\bin
> > set HOME=\cygwin\home\Brown
> > 
> > rxvt -e /bin/zsh --login -i
> > ==========
> > 
> > Any ideas why it is failing?  Something you need me to look at?  It isn't
> > anything in the home files that I copied over from the XP box, because before
> > I did that, I tried starting and it flashed and died.
> > 
> 
> Simply, it isn't supported any longer.  Use mintty instead which should
> have been installed if you actually used setup.exe to install Cygwin.
> If not, start over and use it.

Yep, it put a shortcut on the desktop.  I run zsh, not bash.  Since rxvt
is no longer viable, I went digging into the properties and help for mintty
and added what was needed to start zsh.

All is well now.

MB
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