original cygwin console?

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Sat Dec 3 19:12:00 GMT 2011

On Sat, Dec 03, 2011 at 09:23:38AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
>On Sat, Dec 03, 2011 at 01:44:59AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 02, 2011 at 09:30:06PM -0500, wxie wrote:
>> >The new cygwin console use mintty. Is it still possible to change back 
>> >to the orignal console?
>> Wrong mailing list but, there was no "cygwin console".  That's just a
>> standard Windows console running bash.
>agree "wrong mailing list"
>disagree on the followup comment: a standard Windows console provides a
>way to implement a simple terminal emulator, but the functionality
>which wxie appears to refer to was the implementation provided by

There is no "implementation" beyond running bash, i.e.:

c:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -i

Put that in a shortcut or, if you need to set some environment
variables, create a .bat file.

Many people seem to think that what they got when they clicked on the
Cygwin icon was some sort of "Cygwin terminal" because they were
apparently unfamilar with the Windows console as seen in good-old
"CMD.EXE".  They apparently had never seen that white-on-black box on
their screen before and thought that Cygwin created it.


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