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Re: Running cmd programs in cygwin / rxvt

Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 08:24:44AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:

Christopher Faylor wrote:

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 07:15:46AM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:

Is there a CYGWIN setting to tell rxvt not to use ptys?

How could a program like rxvt possibly work without ptys?

I have no idea. I don't know how nor why they are required. Perhaps you could enlighten us? 'Cause from the outside rxvt looks just like the standard windows window (albeit with more functionality) and that window doesn't seem to require ptys...

rxvt is a port of a UNIX program. UNIX uses ptys. Windows doesn't support the notion of ptys.

Thanks for the define:<term> thingy of Google. I didn't know that!

If you want to run a standard windows window (i.e., a console window) then that's what you get when you click on the cygwin icon.

I understand that. But I like using rxvt much better WRT terminal resizing and copy/paste semantics (as well as color and font options).

The terminal input and output is largely controlled by windows and cygwin has little say over how characters are handled. If it was as easy as just using this, don't you think we'd have been doing this by now?

I never said it would be easy - just desired. Would it be possible to implement a command then that says exec this with tty's instead of ptys?

If you mated a bulldog and a shitsu, would it be called a bullshit?

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