cygwin ": command not found"

Levi Pearson levi at
Fri Oct 27 14:33:32 MDT 2006

On Oct 27, 2006, at 2:10 PM, Stephen Ward wrote:

> A couple of days ago, I fired up cygwin and it spit out the line ":  
> command
> not found" about 40 times before giving me the prompt.  I have no  
> idea what
> I might have changed--to my knowledge I have changed nothing.  I've  
> rummaged
> around a few files in my cygwin folder (home/stephen/.bashrc, etc/ 
> profile,
> etc/profile.d/ but I don't see anything invalid therein  
> (which is
> not to say that I would necessarily know how to spot anything  
> invalid).

When you fire up a cygwin shell, it's actually running a DOS-style  
batch file in a regular Windows Command Shell terminal to launch  
bash.  I suspect the errors are coming from the batch file rather  
than your bash init scripts.


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