Windows7 broke DRIVELETTER:/path on cmdline of non-cygwin exe (really tty issue?)
Tue Apr 10 00:53:00 GMT 2012
Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Apr 6 10:27, raf wrote:
> > Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > > On Apr 4 13:42, raf wrote:
> > > > I think it has more to do with the change in terminal handling.
> > > > The password prompting is no longer working (even in mintty).
> > > > The lack of debug output was just buffering.
> > >
> > > The problem is that native Windows CLI applications usually don't
> > > work interactively with Cygwin's pseudo ttys as stdio descriptors.
> > The application in question is python.exe using its getpass module.
> > > > The users can run the programme from cmd.exe so I'll set up
> > > > some .bat scripts for them instead of bash functions if I
> > > > can't easily get it working from within cygwin.
> > >
> > > You can use the still existing Cygwin.bat script from Cygwin's root
> > > directory to start a Cygwin bash in a Windows console window. The
> > > password prompting will still work there.
> > I thought that's what I was doing when clicking on the cygwin shortcut on
> > the desktop. If that had worked I wouldn't have come asking for help here. :-)
> Since a while the shortcut on the desktop starts mintty, not a Windows
Thanks Corinna. Using cygwin.bat works perfectly for this.
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