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Re: Windows ClearCase [Was: Cygwin Visuals]
On 2008-03-28, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
> Gary Johnson wrote:
>> Are you using ClearCase on Windows, or just ClearCase on Unix? We use both
>> at work. I found that I couldn't execute "cleartool edcs" in rxvt because
>> cleartool apparently requires a Windows Console. The editor (vim) ran
>> fine, but the screen filled with a bunch of garbage when I closed vim. Are
>> you able to run "cleartool edcs" in rxvt or ssh?
> One must remember when using rxvt that it uses ptys. Many Windows programs
> don't understand ptys. Cleartool is one of them. Try just typing in
> cleartool in an rxvt Window. You'll never see the prompt. Luckily I, and
> apparently you, rarely type in cleartool then enter in commands. You
> probably have your ct alias which is common. So then you do ct ls or ct
> lsview or ct checkout or ct co... etc. You then never hit the problem with
> ct edcs then introduces the problem because it effectively does:
> $ ct catcs > /tmp/$$
> $ vim /tmp/$$
> $ # check that file has changed and offer to setcs
> $ ct setcs /tmp/$$
> So then you could do, roughly, the above (which is what I do) or perhaps
> script it.
Good idea. I'll try writing a ct script to trap the edcs case and
handle it as above. Thanks again.
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