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Re: Starting from a Windows Command Prompt
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex dot ru>
- To: Ugly Leper <ugly dot leper at gmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:06:04 +0300
- Subject: Re: Starting from a Windows Command Prompt
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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,
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 13:04:31
Sorry for my terrible english...
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