[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #2975: support bash on windows 10

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Fri Aug 31 17:30:39 PDT 2018

#2975: support bash on windows 10
  Reporter:  martinl      |      Owner:  grass-dev@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  8.0.0
 Component:  Startup      |    Version:  unspecified
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  bash, wingrass, windows 10
       CPU:  Unspecified  |   Platform:  Unspecified

Comment (by wenzeslaus):

 Replying to [comment:3 mmetz]:
 > What about MSYS? We provided it with GRASS6, not much overhead to
 include again in the standalone installer.

 It's part of OSGeo4W, isn't it?

 If I remember correctly, the reason to remove it was that there was too
 many ways how to start GRASS GIS (with cmd.exe, with MSYS, and than
 without GUI guess). The other reason was too different behaviors on
 Windows (in cmd.exe and in MSYS) and finally also problems with MSYS
 itself mostly the encoding (would have to find the emails to confirm

 > What do Windows users want as command line, if any? Windows native or
 some form of GNU/Linux shell (bash etc.)?

 I have seen people using or recommending Git Bash (see e.g. [https://ncsu-
 libraries.github.io/2018-08-30-NCSU/#shell this Software Crapentry
 Workshop at NCSU]). Git Bash uses MSYS AFAIU.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/2975#comment:8>
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