How sloppy. I meant to type
but was too hasty to get it right. My apologies.
Under Win2K on my PC, I just started an MSWin "command interpreter
window," cd'd to a directory that contained a hoc file, and executed
NEURON started, read the specified file and recreated some GUI windows,
but then froze and had to be killed via the MSWin task manager.
However, if I tried this from within the cygwin rxvt window, the program executed correctly.