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Re: how is cygstart different from cmd /c or how to have cygstart start 'inline'?




On 2018-12-21 00:33, L A Walsh wrote:
> Got a program that starts under cygstart, but I'd like to be able to start it
> without starting up the program in a new window..so was trying cmd /c.

See:
https://github.com/mintty/mintty/wiki/Tips#inputoutput-interaction-with-alien-programs

> I compared env's and noted both PATH and TMP had been converted back to the
> backslash using case, so I did that manually:
> But no luck in launching (cygstart case works):
> cd "$ldir" && {
>    if ((usecmd)); then
>        'c:/windows/system32/cmd.exe' /c "$lpath" "${args[@]}"
>    else
>        cygstart "$lpath" "${args[@]}"
>    fi
> }
> So what else does cygstart do that I might setup before a "cmd /c" to get the
> target to run?

START - Starts a separate window to run a specified program or command

> Or anyway to have cygstart run the command with its output in the current
> window?

If it's a console cmd it should run under a term without any problems:

$ cmd /c ver

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.471]

or you may need to use https://github.com/rprichard/winpty - allows running
Windows console programs under mintty or Cygwin's sshd with properly-functioning
input and output by starting winpty-agent with a hidden console window, which
bridges between the console API and terminal input/output escape codes, polls
the hidden console's screen buffer for changes and generates a corresponding
stream of output.

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