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Hi,

I'm not sure there is an answer to this question, but here goes.

I have a program written in c++ (compiled in windows using devC++) and I can run dos commands easily using the "system function". I can also launch the cygwin bash shell by using this function. Obvously, you cannot send command prompts/lines to cygwin using the system function. Is there anyway you can send commands to cygwin via a c++ program.
Can this be done when running a devC++ compliedl program running in windows? Or alternatvly, can this be done by compliing a program within cygwin and running it from cygwin?

Thanks alot

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Whilst not having anything to try it on, I would have at least given this a go. system( "c:\\cygwin\\bin\\bash.exe -l -c ls" ); -l means it's a login shell, so it runs the .profile and .rc files, to set up paths
-c means run the command line and exit.

You might be able to do this as well system( "c:\\cygwin\\bin\\ls.exe" );

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Though the above functions dont work, they inspired me to the solution. I didn't realise that you could run the same commands and programs compiled on cygwin through dos in cygwins bin directory.

i.e. system("start program.exe -pqca.1 box.poly")

I thought the commands that follow the program.exe ("-pqca.1 box.poly") could only be run via cygwin. They can acutally also be run via windows dos. Fantastic!

Thanks for the help

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You might be able to do this as well system( "c:\\cygwin\\bin\\ls.exe" );

You're correct here. All the files in the bin dir are executable from the command prompt. The directory structure set up for cygwin is available to these commands, so I could run, for example, ".../bin/ls.exe /c/c/matlab" where /c/c is a symbolic link set up from inside bash.

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