git,batch-file , Create a bat file that will run git and then run script


Create a bat file that will run git and then run script

Question:

Tag: git,batch-file

I'm trying to write a batch file that when I run it will clone a repository locally.

To open the git I have the following command:

C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /c "%LOCALAPPDATA%\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\bin\sh.exe" --login -i

However no matter what command I put in after this it never runs. I have read somewhere that this is because when you invoke a new shell it never returns to the old one, not sure how true this is, however is there a way for me to run git commands automatically after the git prompt window opens?

Edit:

So if I run this bat file, it wont echo my text, how come? Why does it ignore all the commands after I open git.

"%LOCALAPPDATA%\Atlassian\SourceTree\git_local\bin\sh.exe" --login -i

ECHO THIS IS A TEST

Update:

When I run the above script, it opens a git shell, then if I type exit the echo command will run. It is not until I have closed out my git shell that remainder of my batch script gets run. How do I tell my batch script to execute commands within the git shell?


Answer:

If you start an interactive shell (the -i option) it will not return until you exit the shell. To have commands run as part of your shell startup you then add them to the /etc/profile script. As you are dealing with the Git for Windows shell here that will be in the Git installation folder. You can also create a $HOME/.profile file that will be just for your user account. See the bash manual for more details about the files bash reads when starting an interactive session.


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