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Re: Windows Subsystem for Linux starts to compete with Cygwin?
- From: Duncan Roe <duncan_roe at acslink dot net dot au>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:57:36 +1100
- Subject: Re: Windows Subsystem for Linux starts to compete with Cygwin?
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On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:21:07AM +0300, Evgeny Grin wrote:
> With latest Window Insider preview it's possible to run Linux command
> from cmd, Windows commands from bash and even use input-output redirects!
> Seems that WSL also automatically translate \r\n<->\n.
> There still no (official) way to run GUI with WSL.
> Is Cygwin still better for something?
> I understand that WSL and Cygwin are completely different approaches,
> but from user perspective both are kind of sets of GNU/Linux commands
> and both are using some intermediate layer (cygwin1.dll or LXSS).
CMD.EXE has supported input and output redirection since forever (XP at least).
I suggest claiming it as a "new feature" is just marketing hype.
Cheers ... Duncan.
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