Cygwin 1.7(even in 1.5) user logined through cygwin.bat can't show whit "w" command

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed May 27 11:00:00 GMT 2009

Huang Bambo wrote:
> As showed in the title.
> If I start a shell from cygwin.bat, the "w" and "who" command showed
> nothing while the shell from ssh can.
> And I also think the tty should be pts/x, not ttyx.

Set "CYGWIN=tty" in your Windows environment if you want/need 'bash'
to register as a terminal when invoked from any 'cmd.exe' (like 'cygwin.bat'
does).  See:


Note that other terminals (mintty, xterm, rxvt) don't require this because
they know they are terminals.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
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