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Re: 1.5.3s: /dev/clipboard does not work for non-cygwin programs
On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 12:08:48PM -0400, Rolf Campbell wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I would be astonished if a non-cygwin program could understand a
>>cygwin-specific device like /dev/clipboard.
>I was running this all from bash. Isn't it bash that sets up the it's
>i/o handles before forking the sub-process? So, theoretically,
>couldn't cygwin do something special if it is launching a non-cygwin
>app with cygwin-specific devices as it's i/o handles?
/dev/clipboard is not a device as far as a normal Windows program is
concerned. There is no true handle associated with it. /dev/clipboard
will not work with windows apps.
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