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Re: Any reason Cygwin might prevent kubectl exec from showing shell prompt?

And I note that I tried running the same script from a Linux VM on my
laptop, and it doesn't have this symptom, so it does seem to have something
to do with Cygwin or Windows.

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 1:15 PM, David Karr <davidmichaelkarr@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 9:27 AM, Thomas Wolff <towo@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Am 31.07.2018 um 18:15 schrieb David Karr:
>>> I really have no idea if this is a Cygwin problem, just trying to
>>> eliminate variables.
>>> I believe my Cygwin version is "2.9.0(0.318/5/3)" (from the uname
>>> string).
>>>  From a mintty window, I use a variation of "kubectl exec" in a script to
>>> run a shell in a container in a pod.  It appears to run, and I can run
>>> processes from that shell in the container, but the curious thing is
>>> that I
>>> never get a shell prompt from the container.  I thought I had gotten this
>>> to work before, in the same k8s cluster, but I'm not certain.
>> This may be an instance of the pty incompatibility issue of native
>> Windows programs (which I assume kubectl to be).
>> Try `winpty kubectl`, after installing winpty, that is.
>> Maybe someone should put up a winpty cygwin package; maybe I should do
>> it...
> I hope this isn't it.  This is really the only issue I have with running
> kubectl in Cygwin.  It takes and outputs text perfectly fine.  I use pipes
> for input and output with no issues.  When I run kubectl with winpty, it
> changes the text encoding in ways I don't understand yet.
>> The other curious thing I see is that if I execute "echo $PS1" in the
>>> shell
>>> in the container, it gives me a reasonable response ("\w \$"), but if I
>>> instead do "env | grep PS1", it returns nothing.
>> You may have set PS1 in your .profile (or .bashrc) but not exported it
>> into the environment (export PS1).
> I guess that makes sense. It appears to be irrelevant to my problem.

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