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Re: Running cmd programs in cygwin / rxvt
Brian Dessent wrote:
There are some cmd shell programs that don't run well in rxvt. Most
noticeably, they don't always immediately write out their output.
They seem to work fine in the default cmd window though (doesn't
matter if it's in cmd or in bash). Does anybody know what the problem
is here, and how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
What you're seeing is caused by the output of the program going
through a tty (or pty as the case may be.) When you run it from a
straight cmd.exe it's not using tty code (unless you have CYGWIN=tty
set.) From my meagre knowledge of the subject it has to do with the
program not explicitly flushing stdout (or not knowing that it needs
to as this is usually not required under windows.)
Is there a CYGWIN setting to tell rxvt not to use ptys?
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