Mintty + winpty vs wsltty

Thomas Wolff
Tue Apr 10 17:21:00 GMT 2018

Am 10.04.2018 um 17:12 schrieb Brian Inglis:
> On 2018-04-10 07:04, Michael Slattery wrote:
>> This question is about mintty and Windows Subsystem for Linux.  If I have Git-Bash or Cygwin installed, how is this not as good as using wsltty?:
>> "C:\Program Files\Git\usr\bin\mintty.exe" --exec /usr/bin/winpty "C:\Windows\System32\bash.exe" -c "cd ~; $SHELL --login -i"
>> It seems fine, but I know that wsltty incorporates wslbridge.  My solution is so simple I feel like something must be wrong :)
> May be more appropriate on or
Yes and no. Actually you can easily access WSL from cygwin mintty, with 
command line or session launcher invocation (see manual and wiki for 
details), so running from cygwin is the most original and flexible 
approach; wsltty has no functional advantage. See also for discussing further details.


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