WMIC hangs

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 27 15:51:00 GMT 2007

Will/Strobel wrote:
> Objective: ssh into windows run to wmic.exe
> Problem: when calling wmic.exe cmd line hangs, the process is being created,
> but nothing else. Once you kill wmic.exe it releases the cmd line back.
> Is there an issue with wmic or is there an environment var I need to set?

'ssh' uses a pty by default for I/O which Windows programs don't understand.
See the information on 'tty' at:


I haven't tried installing 'sshd' without 'tty' set.  And, of course,
if this works, it will only work from a command prompt window.  Cygwin
terminals (rxvt, xterm) won't work because they use ptys.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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