setup.exe command line options

Christopher Faylor
Fri Oct 26 14:24:00 GMT 2001

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 11:15:03PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:01:11PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> There is no way that I know of to do this with a -mwindows based
>> utility, unfortunately.  It's a real pain.  This was recently discussed
>> on the cygwin-xfree mailing list.
>I just found the function to do that.  It's a new function in the
>Windows XP API called AttachConsole(pid) which attaches the calling
>process to the same console as the process `pid' (e.g. the parent)
>already has allocated.
>On the downside... there's no way to do that on 9x/NT/2K.

Yes.  We're recreating the cygwin-xfree discussion.

It's time for someone to note that outputing to stdout works just
fine with -mwindows.  You haven't tried it lately but you're pretty
sure that it works.

Someone should then also discover AllocConsole, too.

But please, don't take my word for it that this is impossible.  Just
provide working code and I'll happily and gratefully admit my


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