Web lists-archives.com

Re: Starting from a Windows Command Prompt




Greetings, Ugly Leper!

> Starting from a Windows Command Prompt, and using a syntax recommended
> from years ago I still start a bash shell with
> start /wait bin\bash (i.e. not just bin\bash)
> and a mintty shell with

mintty is not a shell, it's a terminal emulator.

> start bin\mintty (i.e. not just bin\mintty)
> and yet experiment shows that both simplified forms in brackets "work".
> Am I gaining / losing anything by sticking with the older longer
> syntax, or can I just dive in, as in brackets?

There's no gain or lose, it all depends on where and why you are using START.
If it's from a shortcut, then both is just a waste of resources.


-- 
With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 13:04:31

Sorry for my terrible english...


--
Problem reports:       http://cygwin.com/problems.html
FAQ:                   http://cygwin.com/faq/
Documentation:         http://cygwin.com/docs.html
Unsubscribe info:      http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple