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Re: 1.7.14-2: bash not accepting "~" (tilde) from keyboard in Console (WIN7)

On 05/06/2012 05:54 AM, David Sastre Medina wrote:
On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 11:43:23PM +0200, Chris Brouwer wrote:
I have just installed Cygwin 1.17.14-2 using the setup.exe.

I use Console (portable; from Portableapp.Com) as my entry to bash.
I have tried this when calling cygwin.bat from Explorer, effectively
starting cygwin from cmd.exe, and then the "~" works as expected.

Does anyone have a solution for this ?
Yes. Just use mintty. It's the default and it works.
I use mintty and Console. One good thing about Console it understands pty's or does something in the face of pty's that cause it to work in certain circumstances that mintty fails in. My example is cleartool. In mintty (or when mintty has ssh'ed to a remote system - sorry not on my work XP machine to test...) when I type cleartool I get no prompt. This is a long standing issue with cleartool on Windows using standard "console output" and that not working with ptys. Console, however, works. IIRC I think I saw it running a child cmd process. So maybe it runs things in there and grabs output to be displayed or read from.

I wish mintty could be made to do that...
Andrew DeFaria <>
"Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."

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