xterms and vi

Chris Faylor cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
Thu Jul 15 11:52:00 GMT 1999

On Thu, Jul 15, 1999 at 09:38:03AM -0400, Ryan L McFall wrote:
>I know this question has been discussed before, but I've tried the
>solutions that I saw posted in the archives to no avail.
>I've got the X11R6.4 client libs downloaded and installed, and am trying to
>run vi within an xterm.  The problem is that programs like vi (and ftp)
>don't do their I/O in the xterm, they do it in the DOS window associated
>with the xterm.
>I've set CYGWIN32 (and CYGWIN) to be 'binmode tty', and have an entry in my
>termcap file for xterm (although the symptom appears no matter what type of
>terminal I've set TERM to be).
>I've got Cygwin-B20 installed, and am using StarNet's X-Win32 as my
>Is there anything else that I've forgotten? 

It sounds like you've forgotten to use cygwin versions of ftp and vi.  It's
unlikely that windows-only versions of those programs will work with the
CYGWIN=tty scheme.


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