[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.4

Andy Hall fixpertise-consulting@comcast.net
Tue Nov 13 17:52:00 GMT 2018

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner@cygwin.com <cygwin-owner@cygwin.com> On Behalf Of Thomas Wolff
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:08 AM
> To: cygwin@cygwin.com
> Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mintty 2.9.4
> Am 12.11.2018 um 22:50 schrieb Andrey Repin:
> > Greetings, Thomas Wolff!
> >
> >> I have uploaded mintty 2.9.4 with the following changes:
> >> Terminal features
> >>     * Copy as HTML (#811).
> > I should agree with Achim. This feature is utterly broken.
> > Copied fragments are inserted as HTML TABLES(of all the things!) with no formatting whatsoever.
> OK, it shall be made configurable. But please describe in which ways
> workflows are broken and how / in which application HTML tables (HTML
> source?) would appear.
> Of course plain text clipboard format is still supplied (multiple
> formats can be copied to the Windows clipboard at the same time,
> otherwise I wouldn't have enabled this by default), and the assumption
> was that an application pasting plain text from the Windows clipboard
> would still retrieve that.
For what it's worth,  I tried some simple examples. 

Copy and paste into notepad, notepad++ or another mintty window resulted in plain text being copied.  

Paste into MS Word 2016 gives you three options:  "Keep Source Formatting",  "Merge Formatting"  and "Keep Text Only".   If I selected "Keep Source Formatting", the result is a single cell table containing the text copied.  The other options resulted in plain text being copied.  The former is actually useful if you happen to be writing documentation about how to do something at the command line level, but there are flaws.   In my case, the inserted table had a black background and white test and it was not easy to change this.   

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