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- From: tom reivik <tom at tomreivik dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:23:22 -0400
- Subject: /dev/conin absent
I use Cygwin mainly for ssh access to a few Windows command line utilities
(psexec, mainly). To make this easier, I generally use a wrapper utility named
conin.exe. The utility makes use of /dev/conin to do its magic.
After upgrading to the latest and greatest Cygwin release (1.7.13), that entry
in /dev seemed to disappear. Checking out the latest snapshot (2012-04-11)
gave me the same issue. Looking through the changelogs and recent mailing list
activity, it seems there were a few changes in the dev handling code in the
latest releases. Regretfully, I don't have the expertise to figure out why
conin disappeared, but it is still referenced in the source.
In the meantime, I've installed an older snapshot and all is well again.
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