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RE: rvxt-20050409-1 console problem

Shouldn't the console-hiding code be unnecessary?

Here is a simple approach that I have been using (and have written
to this list previously) which makes it possible to start rxvt
without resorting to starting a console first:

   1. Using MS Windows Explorer, locate the 'rxvt' binary in your 
      Cygwin directory tree, for example, at c:\cygwin\bin.

   2. Right-click on the 'rxvt.exe' icon and select 'Create Shortcut'
      from the menu.

   3. Right-click on the 'Shortcut to rxvt.exe' icon and select
      'Properties' from the menu.

   4. In the 'Target' field, type the options that you want to
      specify for 'rxvt' during startup.  For example,

          C:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -e /bin/bash --login -i

      tells rxvt to run 'bash' as the shell, and tells bash
      to run as a login shell.

   5. If desired, drag&drop the shortcut icon to your taskbar.
      Click on the icon to start 'rxvt' without using a console.

Am I missing something, or is there still another reason to 
include the console-hiding code?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Igor Peshansky
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 10:47 AM
Subject: rvxt-20050409-1 console problem


After installing rxvt-20050409-1, starting rxvt from a console bash
hides that console.  To reproduce: start a console bash, type "rxvt" or
"rxvt &"
(either way), observe that the bash window goes away (the process is
still running, though).  I don't think the cygcheck output is relevant,
since this looks like an rxvt problem (caused by the new code to hide
the console).  Chuck, if you can't reproduce this, please let me know
and I'll provide more details.

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