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

Jeremy Bopp jeremy@bopp.net
Tue May 10 14:58:00 GMT 2011

On 5/10/2011 09:50, Bernhard Ege wrote:
> I generelly use command line editing a lot (is tty necessary for that?).

General command line usage doesn't require the setting.  If in doubt
though, remove the setting and try things out for a bit.  You'll
probably find that nothing changes for your usage, but it's possible you
have a use case no one else considered yet.

> My other use is to open a Command window using windows explorer to have
> it change directory to the shown directory (shift-right click->Open
> Command Windows Here). From that windows I type "C:\cygwin\bin\bash -l"
> to get a cygwin prompt. There I type "cd -" to get back to the chosen
> directory to perform whatever task I need (mostly grep, find, running
> make, again some command line editing, rarely using an editor).

You should check out the chere package.  It will allow you to directly
open a Cygwin shell from the context menu rather than jump through the
hoops you're doing here.


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