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Old 02-21-2010
Problems with batch files for Cygwin/rxvt

I'm trying to write batch scripts of the kind that start a Cygwin session in rxvt from the desktop, with the added feature that the session starts in a folder other than $HOME. I want to do this for two folders I use often.

According to the manpage, rxvt has a "-cd" command. Therefore, at first and second glance, the following should work.
Code:
@echo off

C:
chdir C:\cygwin\bin

start rxvt -display :0 -sl 2500 -sr -tn rxvt-cygwin-native -geometry 80x25 -font "Bitstream Vera Sans Mono-14" -e /bin/bash --login -i -cd /cygdrive/c/blu/newest/

exit

The results are that I see an RXVT window for about a blink or two, then nothing.

Is there something wrong with where I have the "-cd" command? Or should I 'bite the bullet' and register the two folders in Environment Variables or .bashrc? I'm thinking then I could use $NEWEST or $TG1 with the "-cd" command and both the OS and Cygwin would know what/where I was talking about.

Advice please on how to proceed.

BZT

---------- Post updated 21st Feb 2010 at 02:46 ---------- Previous update was 20th Feb 2010 at 12:53 ----------

My bad -- it's URXVT (rxvt-unicode) that has the "-cd" command. Wouldn't be a bad time for a bit of backward-inheritance, though, methinks.

Now with slight modifications to the batch file code in my original post to this thread, I'm getting "flashes" or "there-&-gones" by both the Command prompt and rxvt.

BZT

---------- Post updated at 02:46 ---------- Previous update was at 02:46 ----------

My bad -- it's URXVT (rxvt-unicode) that has the "-cd" command. Wouldn't be a bad time for a bit of backward-inheritance, though, methinks.

Now with slight modifications to the batch file code in my original post to this thread, I'm getting "flashes" or "there-&-gones" by both the Command prompt and rxvt.

BZT

---------- Post updated at 02:49 ---------- Previous update was at 02:46 ----------

Okay this ^^ has turned into an awful mess, and I'm not sure how it happened. Could someone please trim the above back to one reply and then delete this request?

BZT
# 2  
Old 02-21-2010
Worked out a solution...

...between the Cygwin mailing list and its archive on nabble.com.

See attached.

BZT

Last edited by SilversleevesX; 02-21-2010 at 11:53 PM..
# 3  
Old 02-23-2010
Ahhhh, pdf. 2 kilobytes of text in a 30 kilobyte ball. Smilie

Your email address is still visible in it despite your attempt at obfuscation. Sure you don't just want to copy/paste the message into code tags and edit it yourself?
# 4  
Old 02-25-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688
Ahhhh, pdf. 2 kilobytes of text in a 30 kilobyte ball. Smilie

Your email address is still visible in it despite your attempt at obfuscation. Sure you don't just want to copy/paste the message into code tags and edit it yourself?
Something to keep in mind for the future.

It might have been better to use my old "back-&-forth" method -- PDF to PSD, markup in Photoshop or the GIMP, PSD back to PDF via a Print to PDF command. Then again, your suggestion that I take the code directly from the email and tag it here works, too.

BZT
# 5  
Old 02-26-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilversleevesX
It might have been better to use my old "back-&-forth" method -- PDF to PSD, markup in Photoshop or the GIMP, PSD back to PDF via a Print to PDF command.
Why not re-encode it as a video? Smilie
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