WMIC hangs

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Apr 27 16:31:00 GMT 2007

On Fri, Apr 27, 2007 at 11:51:29AM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
>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.

If sshd needs to have tty set that is a bug.  There should be no reason for
it and it actually could make sshd run slightly slower.


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