R: /dev/ttys* under cygwin problem

Marco Atzeri marco_atzeri@yahoo.it
Wed Sep 22 15:19:00 GMT 2010

--- Mer 22/9/10, DEWI - N. Zacharias  ha scritto:

> Hi all,
> as mentinoned in http://cygwin.com/cygwin-ug-net/using-cygwinenv.html i
> have set CGWIN to tty .
> But there are no tty devices under /dev.
> $ echo $CYGWIN
> tty
> So what is wrong ??
> Have a nice time
> Norbert

the TTY is not really needed anymore, see hand of the paragraph

"It should not be set when using other terminals (i.e., mintty or xterm). "

About the other question, the /dev directory is a bit unusal,
as it is populated by element that are usually not visible with
$ls /dev

see POSIX name on

$ ls -l /dev/tty
crw--w--w- 1 xxx xxxxxxxx 5, 0 2010-09-22 15:21 /dev/tty

$ ls -l /dev/tty1 and so on.


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