Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Mon May 9 17:03:00 GMT 2011

On 5/9/2011 12:39 PM, Edward Lam wrote:
> On 5/9/2011 12:10 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> Chris and I are wondering how many people are using the Windows console
>> as local console window in CYGWIN=tty mode and why.
> I'm not but there's various references to it it the web about it being
> requires for Emacs. eg.
> http://blog.arithm.com/2007/12/01/killing-cygwin-emacs/ I hope that
> these references are outdated with Cygwin 1.7?

This is still the case: emacs does not work well in the console unless 
CYGWIN=tty is set.  But I don't see this as a reason to keep the 
CYGWIN=tty mode for the console.  I see it as a reason for emacs users 
to use a different terminal emulator, such as mintty.


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