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Re: Cygwin 1.7.13 regression: Inheritance of /dev/clipboard filedesc fails

On 4/6/2012 4:44 PM, Christian Franke wrote:
This is unrelated. Apparently getclip is no longer compatible with
current cygwin. The cygwin native clipboard format has changed. New
format starts with a timestamp which is interpreted as data size by

Ah, I missed that change:

2012-03-26 Corinna Vinschen <...>

* fhandler.h (class fhandler_dev_clipboard): Add fstat method.
* (cygcb_t): New type for Cygwin-specific
clipboard format.
(set_clipboard): Use new clipboard format to allow setting a timestamp.
(fhandler_dev_clipboard::fstat): New method.  Read modification and
access timestamp as well as length from clipboard data.
(fhandler_dev_clipboard::read): Use new clipboard format.

I'll try to get an update out after Easter (incl. some other pending cygutils changes). Although CYGWIN_NATIVE_CLIPBOARD version # would be cleaner, it isn't really needed. Since getclip is a cygwin program, and we already know that all interacting cygwin processes must be using the same cygwin dll, it's easy enough for getclip.exe to check the running cygwin's version and act appropriately -- given knowledge of when the clipboard format was changed.


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