Windows Subsystem for Linux starts to compete with Cygwin?

Erik Soderquist ErikSoderquist@gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 17:10:00 GMT 2016


On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 6:57 PM, Duncan Roe wrote:
> CMD.EXE has supported input and output redirection since forever (XP at least).
> I suggest claiming it as a "new feature" is just marketing hype.

I believe the point was that WSL is no longer quite the completely
isolated island it started as.  In previous releases, there was no way
to get data between WSL and the rest of the Windows envoironment other
than files and network connections, and now CMD.EXE and bash on WSL
are able to share a common stdin/stdout/stderr.  It marks a step
forward for WSL usability, but still doesn't make it a replacement for
cygwin.

-- Erik

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