#1395 isatty() from rxvt returns false

MSYS
closed
nobody
None
wont-fix
Known_Feature
2013-01-23
2010-02-08
Hamish B
No

Hi,

it you have a program that calls isatty(0) from the MSys rxvt terminal, the result is that it says it is not talking a terminal.
This makes it hard to use terminal apps from the rxvt command line.

thanks,
Hamish

Discussion

  • Keith Marshall

    Keith Marshall - 2010-02-08

    This feature has been known for a long time. Considerable futile effort has been expended on trying to fix it; we will not pursue it further.

    Since the formal release of MSYS-1.0.11, IIRC, we have recommended against using rxvt as a terminal emulator for MSYS; you should use a standard Windows console, or Console2, (a separate SF hosted project), instead. The maintainer of rxvt, (for both MSYS and Cygwin), is on record recently on the MinGW-dvlpr list, stating that "rxvt *must* die" on both platforms.

     
  • Keith Marshall

    Keith Marshall - 2010-02-08
    • milestone: 258437 --> Known_bugs
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Earnie Boyd

    Earnie Boyd - 2013-01-23
    • labels: MSYS -->
    • status: closed-wont-fix --> closed
    • resolution: --> wont-fix
    • category: --> Known_Feature
    • milestone: Known_bugs --> MSYS
     

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