ptys - I give up

Christopher Faylor
Fri Jul 26 17:59:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 02:13:34AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>It has been suggested here a couple of times that it might be a good
>idea for Cygwin to fill out the block that it sends to subprocesses with
>information that fools msvcrt programs into thinking that its ptys are
>really consoles.
>Back in 2010, there was a flurry of discussion that I shot down, hoping
>for a better solution.  Since none has materialized, I have concluded
>that I was wrong to hold hostage a solution that would have made things
>better for a lot of people.
>I have done some googling and see that Andy Koppe and Daniel Colascione
>seemed to have something working (maybe that's where rlwrap comes from?)
>but I don't either of them submitted a patch.  I thought that I
>remembered seeing an actual code change for Cygwin but, it's late, and I
>can't find it.
>Does anyone remember if there was actual code submitted for the Cygwin
>DLL?  If so, a link would be appreciated.

Back to my original question:  Does anyone remember this.  Andy does this
ring a bell?


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