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RE: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?
- From: "Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]" <BBuchbinder at niaid dot nih dot gov>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 09:37:43 -0400
- Subject: RE: Who's using "CYGWIN=tty" and why?
- References: <20110509161028.GJ27739@calimero.vinschen.de>
Corinna Vinschen sent the following at Monday, May 09, 2011 12:10 PM
>Chris and I are wondering how many people are using the Windows console
>as local console window in CYGWIN=tty mode and why.
I've been using it for so long that I do not remember why - probably
because I thought it was recommended.
I did some testing yesterday and found that with CYGWIN=tty each
console gets a unique number, as visible in /bin/tty, ps, and
$(cat /proc/$$/ctty). Without it, one gets "con" (tty and ps) or a
long, nonunique number (/proc). I use the tty number to keep track
of console windows.
The above testing was in console where the shortcut launches bash
directly, without use of a batch file.
In the past, I've played with minty and haven't felt the need to
switch. I did an abbreviated test (just ps) with minty and it had
tty numbers without CYGWIN=tty. So although I'd like the Windows/DOS
console retain the ability to be tracked, I could switch to minty if
I had to.
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