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Re: open IE from command line




On 2016-12-22 07:25, Nellis, Kenneth wrote:
> Mystery solved (to my satisfaction). After writing, I realized that
> the script wasn't working consistently, sometimes causing IE to
> misbehave as I originally posted. A bit of digging showed that it was
> working if invoked from a bash session initiated by "chere", but not
> otherwise. Comparing environment variables between the two, I notice
> my regular session doesn't include several variables that chere does.
> Prime suspects:
>  * CommonProgramFiles(x86)
>  * CommonProgramW6432
>  * PUBLIC
>  * ProgramData
>  * ProgramFiles(x86)
>  * ProgramW6432
> Experimentation will no doubt find the culprit, and will put me back 
> in business.

Check your Cygwin/mintty startup shortcut target or other command line 
looks like: 
	"...\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -"
where the final " -" ensures that the shell is invoked as a login shell, 
otherwise normal login setup may not be done correctly or fully.

Confirm that you still have /bin/cygwin-console-helper installed.

Failing that, check if your profile or rc scripts are doing, using, or 
invoking something which sanitizes your environment or changes it 
incompatibly.

-- 
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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