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Re: Windows mysql client hangs in cygwin ssh shell

On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Paul G Cantalupo wrote:

> Hello,
> When I run the Windows mysql client from a cygwin bash shell everything
> works fine. But when I run the Windows mysql client after logging into
> my computer with ssh, then the client hangs - read: I don't see 'Enter
> password:'. If I run a cygwin compiled source version of mysql, it works
> on both the regular bash shell and ssh. So, does this have something to
> do with the Windows client being unable to output to a ssh shell?

Cygwin's ssh (and rxvt, and xterm, and pretty much anything but the
Windows console window) uses pipes to emulate a tty (a "pty").  When
Cygwin applications try to detect whether their output is a tty, Cygwin
provides the right answer.  Windows applications don't have access to this
functionality, so the application thinks you're writing to a file and
doesn't do anything interactively.  There's really not much you can do
about it without fixing the application somehow.  Some applications have a
"force interactive mode" switch, which should work.
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