Fwd: asqlcmd hangs in cygwin

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Mon Jan 12 22:46:00 GMT 2015

On 01/12/2015 05:14 PM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 1/12/2015 10:05 PM, ravi r wrote:
>> The asqlcmd part of Advantage Database installation when invoked
>> in c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe with no arguments displays a prompt
>> as expected:
>>      c:\Program Files (x86)\Advantage 11.10\ARC>asqlcmd
>>      asqlcmd -? for usage information.
>>      :quit to exit.
>>      :help for available commands.
>>      asqlcmd>
>> The same command when invoked from cygwin hangs forever:
>>      $ type asqlcmd
>>      asqlcmd is hashed (/cygdrive/c/Program FIles (x86)/Advantage
>> 11.10/ARC/asqlcmd)
>>      $ asqlcmd
> https://code.google.com/p/mintty/issues/detail?id=56

The common work-around for this issue is to use cmd.exe as the console
and then run whatever shell you want to run.  This limits Linux-like
terminal emulation but avoids Windows console-dependent behaviour, which
is what asqlcmd is looking for.



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
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