pty issue causes 'screen' to hang when run from mintty as detached
Thu Jun 13 23:40:00 GMT 2013

On Thu, 13 Jun 2013, at 14:07, Larry Hall (Cygwin) thusly quipped:

> On 6/13/2013 3:34 PM, Greg Turner wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 3:19 PM, Matt D. <> wrote:
>>> "the Windows console window you get through cygstart is not [a pty]"
>> Ah, so /that's/ what I recently read uncomprehendingly!  Thanks for
>> tracking down this concise explanation.  Assuming that's right, then,
>> I wonder: what is it?
> What is what?  This Windows console?  It's... well, it's a... um, it's a
> console! ;-)
> But seriously, it's just something different that doesn't conform to the
> definition of a PTY.  Windows doesn't have PTYs.  It uses the console

So, no win32-console-specific fhandler exists, and clones of the win32 stdio
handles are simply passed through cygwin core to newlib and vice-versa
without any funny-business?


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