#1765 What I think is an improvement to msys.bat

msys.bat (3)

Locates the starting drive, and directory, and switches
to it so that the shortcut does not have to start in the
msys directory. Also allows you to fire off msys from a
command line without passing the starting directory.

The improvement only works for windows_nt.

This was not as easy as I thought, since windows does
not provide variable expansion for all variables in all
cases. :(


  • Russell Creel

    Russell Creel - 2003-08-10

    My idea of an improvement

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2003-08-10

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    This isn't a patch file. Please use ``diff -u3p orig new''
    to supply the differences. Please also add a change entry
    at the bottom of the file.

    Have you tested on W9x?


  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2003-08-10
    • status: open --> pending-invalid
  • Russell Creel

    Russell Creel - 2003-08-15
    • status: pending-invalid --> open-invalid
  • Russell Creel

    Russell Creel - 2003-08-15

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    Sorry I am new to this, I only wanted to email this update to
    someone at the MSYS website, but all contact links led here
    only so I posted my idea here. I wasn't so presumptions to
    think it was really so important to need to be posted like this.

    No I did not test it on win9x, as I don't have access to a
    win9x system. However, (unless I made an error) the
    changes should not be activated for Win9x as they are in the
    Windows_Nt section.

    Thanks for the info on Diff .. I'ld no idea that is how you
    create a patch file. The --help for diff wasn't elaborative
    enough for me to have found that out myself.

    I have attached the requested patch file.

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-13

    Ticket moved from /p/mingw/patches/161/

  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-13
    • labels: contributions --> msys.bat
    • status: open-invalid --> assigned
    • assigned_to: Cesar Strauss
    • milestone: --> MSYS
    • type: --> Task
    • resolution: --> none
    • category: --> Unknown
    • patch_attached: --> True
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-02-13

    Cesar, is this still relevant?


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