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

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed May 11 16:19:00 GMT 2011

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:54:55AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>On 5/11/2011 11:36 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:02:40AM -0400, Edward Lam wrote:
>>> Personally, when I first ran into this problem, I never realized that 
>>> CYGWIN=tty would fix it. I did notice that there was a change in the 
>>> behavior between Cygwin B20 and the Cygwin 1.X releases but I only 
>>> realize now that this was probably the reason.
>> Ding, ding ding!
>> A B20 reference!  B20 was da bomb!
>I realize this is sacrilege, but...somewhere in my archives I have an
>old copy of full.exe from B20.1 (as well as the ancient cygutils add-on
>packages; while the webpages for B20-era cygutils still exist at
>http://cygutils.fruitbat.org/OBSOLETE/B20/index.html, the tarballs do
>not.  I still have 'em somewhere...)
>I ought to install it on XP or Vista and see just how awful it really
>is, compared to modern versions. [/bad sacrilegious Chuck. No cookie!]

Wasn't B20 auto-adaptable to new versions of Windows?  I suspect that,
if you just let it sit for a while, it will probably figure out how
to run on XP or Vista.


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