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Re: Cygwin Command Line Strangeness

From: Marco Atzeri
Subject: Re: Cygwin Command Line Strangeness
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:05:29 +0100
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On 19/03/2014 10:46, Damian Harty wrote:
eventually the cygwin shell enviroment is not correctly passed to the 
not-cygwin octave.

Yes, that's what it looks like to me. So what would cause the current working 
directory not to be passed to Octave on one machine compared to another? To 
reverse the question, suppose I wanted a command line invocation to ignore the 
current working directory by default, how would I do it? Other than putting a 
full path on the command line, I mean.


/cygdrive/c/Octave/Octave3.6.4_gcc4.6.2/bin/octave.exe  -q  $(cygpath -wa 

In this way you should pass the absolute location of the file

I do indeed. But howcome I need to do it now, and only on one machine and not 

dummy question : why you are not using the cygwin octave binary ?

Not a dummy question at all. I use Octave for multiple things. Sometimes I want 
to use it standalone and sometimes I want to call it from the command line. 
Until now, this has worked fine for me, across many laptops over the last 
I-don't-know-how-many years, put probably something like 5 laptops over 10 
years, administered by different organisations.

Given that it works on my machine, I believe it *can* work on his machine, if I 
can find the difference between his and mine. The key question will be whether 
or not the cygpath step makes his machine work or not; if so I will just get 
over it and use that from now on (since it works on my machine too). I'm 
reluctant to start installing a different version unless I really have to.

assuming that the two pc have no strange different settings on the
octaverc startup files

the guideline for cygwin issue is here

specially the "cygcheck -s -v -r > cygcheck.out"
point and compare the two outputs.

But this is really a cygwin issue and not an octave-help one.

> Curiouser and curiouser.


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