I did the install and the octave batch file came up with the wrong path.
The correct file with the bad line commented out is:
:: ..generated by GNU Octave setup.bat
if not exist \tmp\nul mkdir \tmp
rem "C:\Program\bin\bash" --login start
"C:\Program Files\GNU\Octave\bin\bash" --login start
Octave seems to work now. I can do "help xxx" and get help. I just checked the info reader
and the other person posting is right.
I might post a Octave compatable reaction-diffusion solver for one
dimension on my website.