'run xterm' fails to open a window

Mike Ayers mike_ayers@tvworks.com
Wed Nov 11 01:37:00 GMT 2009

> From: cygwin-xfree-owner@cygwin.com [mailto:cygwin-xfree-
> owner@cygwin.com] On Behalf Of Lothar Brendel
> Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 4:52 PM

> E.g. in a Windows command prompt or a non-X11 cygwin-console, the
> command
>     run sleep -wait 5
> does *not* wait for the sleep to terminate. Moreover
>     run false -wait
> does *not* set %errorlevel% to 1.

	Why are you using run for these?  

C:\mike>C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe -c false

C:\mike>echo %ERRORLEVEL%


C:\mike>C:\cygwin\bin\sh.exe -c "PATH=/usr/bin sleep 5"


	Sleep occurred.

	On Windows there must be a console for programs that use console, which means a console window.  To not have a console window, a program must be compiled as a GUI app, which means no console available.  To get nifty cygwin features like windowless consoles, you must fully enter the cygwin environment.  There is no magic bullet.



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