New run version with patches for Windows 7

Andy Koppe
Sat Aug 8 23:14:00 GMT 2009

2009/8/8 Corinna Vinschen <>:
> are you still with us in some way?  There hasn't been a new version of
> the "run" tool for ages.  Now, with the upcoming Windows 7,  it's
> necessary to workaround a bug in W7 in terms of creating an invisible
> console.  I have experimented a lot and came up with an incredible
> simple patch based on an idea from cgf.  I restricted the code to os
> versions >= Windows 7, but it works fine on Windows XP and later if the
> os_version checks are changed from checking for >= 0x0601 to checking for
>>= 0x0501.  XP is the minimum version providing the AttachConsole function.

Couldn't "run" just do nothing but invoke spawnvp() on the given
command? This way, it would rely on the invisible console code in
cygwin1.dll, and there'd be no need for duplicating any of that code.


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