'cmd /C start cmd' no longer non-blocking (base-cygwin 3.1-1), but used to work (in base-cygwin 3.0-1)
Thu May 10 08:50:00 GMT 2012
Greetings, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]!
> Question #1:
> Why not use cygstart?
> The only reason I ever use cmd /c start is to use the /wait option of start,
> which is exactly not what you want. (Indeed, I wouldn't mind it if a --wait
> option was added to cygstart. Hint. Hint.)
> Question #1.1:
> Are you using the /wait option of cmd /c start?
> Question #2:
> Is there a reason that cygstart wasn't suggested earlier?
> (That's not intended as a criticism. I just want to know why in case there
> was one.)
For non-interactive process it's an overkill, IMO.
run.exe has sufficient amount of features.
But, I think, it's more a problem of expected behavior vs. choice of tools.
The behavior expected was achievable, but not using the chosen tools.
Andrey Repin (email@example.com) 10.05.2012, <12:39>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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