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Re: starting Emacs 21 in a terminal

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: starting Emacs 21 in a terminal
Date: Mon, 03 Feb 2003 20:59:50 +0200

> From: Klaus Berndl <>
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> Date: 03 Feb 2003 09:26:40 +0100
> I'm using NTEmacs 21.1 and cygwin-bash plus cygwin rxvt (a xterm-emulation).
> If i call on the command-line "emacs -nw" to start Emacs with no-windows then
> i always get the error: "emacs: standard input is not a tty" and Emacs doesn't
> start.
> What can be the problem...

I suspect that the problem is some kind of incompatibility between
the Cygwin-compiled Bash/rxvt and NTEmacs: the way rxvt works is by
opening a pipe to the program(s) it runs, and it sounds like the pipe
it opens doesn't look as a tty to NTEmacs.

> XEmacs starts fine with "xemacs -nw"...

Is that a Cygwin-compiled XEmacs, per chance?

Anyway, this sort of thing should be reported to gnu.emacs.bug, not

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