Correctly compute whether the process is a non-Cygwin process in spawn_guts

Igor Peshansky
Thu Jan 5 15:31:00 GMT 2006

On Thu, 5 Jan 2006, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 09:46:46AM -0500, Igor Peshansky wrote:
> >The attached patch fixes the "no output from commands invoked through
> >ssh" for me.  The ChangeLog is below.
> >	Igor
> >==============================================================================
> >2006-01-05  Igor Peshansky  <>
> >
> >	* (spawn_guts): Invert the argument to
> >	set_console_state_for_spawn.
> Did you happen to notice the name of the argument to
> "set_console_state_for_spawn"?

Yes, I did.  It's supposed to be true for a non-Cygwin process and false
for a Cygwin process.  IIUC, my patch makes it so.

> Sorry, but this seems to be a "fix the symptom" patch.
> Apparently iscygexec is getting set incorrectly.  That is probably the
> problem.

I may be misunderstanding what iscygexec() does.  I thought it was true if
the process was a Cygwin process, in which case my patch actually fixes
the problem, not the symptom...
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