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Re: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?

On 09-05-2011 18:10, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
Chris and I are wondering how many people are using the Windows console
as local console window in CYGWIN=tty mode and why.

I have, perhaps unnecessarily, tty defined (as well as ntsec).

My typical use of cygwin involves opening a cygwin window using a desktop shortcut (link til bat file):

@echo off
chdir C:\cygwin\bin
bash --login -i

I generelly use command line editing a lot (is tty necessary for that?).

My other use is to open a Command window using windows explorer to have it change directory to the shown directory (shift-right click->Open Command Windows Here). From that windows I type "C:\cygwin\bin\bash -l" to get a cygwin prompt. There I type "cd -" to get back to the chosen directory to perform whatever task I need (mostly grep, find, running make, again some command line editing, rarely using an editor).

If tty doesn't make a difference for my use, I have little objection to removing it.


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