Rxvt vs. command.com as standard cygwin window

Sandeep Tamhankar sandman@Interwoven.com
Sat Jun 30 00:30:00 GMT 2001

First of all, I'd just like to take a moment to say "rxvt 
ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!"  I had no idea it existed in Cygwin, and it is SOOO 
much nicer than the DOS window running bash, particularly for being able 
to copy mult-line commands (which requires copying one screen line at a 
time in a DOS window).

Secondly, the ugly black DOS window does come up momentarily on W2k 
also.  But I barely noticed it until I read your mail.  And I lost the 
original mail that had the command that used "run" and "cmd" so I 
couldn't try that out to see what happens.  But the black window doesn't 
bother me in the least; I'm quite content.


Axel Boldt wrote:

>Randall R Schulz <rrschulz@cris.com> said:
>Randall> I can see no reason to involve CMD or COMMAND or to use RUN
>Randall> in the process of getting a Cygwin shell going. I don't know
>Randall> if this is suitable under Windows 9x or ME, but for NT and
>Randall> 2K, it works fine.
>I use Windows 98, and without the command.com to start bash there
>won't be any way to do cut and paste in the cygwin console window. If
>I start rxvt without run, I'll get an ugly black terminal window which
>immediately goes away and rxvt appears.
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