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From: Charles Wilson <>
Subject: Re: Using run.exe to start XWin with different display number
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:33:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On 10/17/2013 9:10 AM, Will Cladek wrote:
> However, when I alter the Windows shortcut to the following, or run the
> following command from a Windows command prompt
> C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c "/usr/bin/startxwin.exe
> -- :1"
> it gives me an X server always with display :0.
> Why would it be ignoring the -- :1 part when starting with run.exe?  Is
> there something I need to change about that command to get it to work
> from Windows command prompt/a shortcut?

Looks like it is the new parsing code.  This:

C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe --run-notty --run-debug=2 /usr/bin/bash.exe -l 
-c "/usr/bin/startxwin.exe -- :1"

reports that run is trying to execute the following command line:

C:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -l -c /usr/bin/startxwin.exe -- :1

That is, the quotes are dropped.  For now, try escaping them:

C:\cygwin64\bin\run.exe /usr/bin/bash.exe -l -c \"/usr/bin/startxwin.exe 
-- :1\"

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2013-10-17 13:10 Will Cladek
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