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Re: starting Emacs 21 in a terminal

From: Klaus Berndl
Subject: Re: starting Emacs 21 in a terminal
Date: 04 Feb 2003 18:02:38 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

On 04 Feb 2003, Benjamin Riefenstahl wrote:

>  Hi Klaus,
>  Klaus Berndl <> writes:
> > 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.
>  IIRC, there is a Cygwin environment option CYGWIN=tty, that might
>  help.

No, i have this setting - it doesn't matter...

> > What can be the problem...XEmacs starts fine with "xemacs -nw"...
>  The basic problem is that there is no documented way in Windows to
>  create a pseudo-tty like in Unix.  So if you are not using the regular
>  NT console, Cygwin and rxvt have to play tricks, and even than it
>  doesn't always work.

It doesn't work regardless if using the regular NT console or Cygwin rxvt...
I think Eli had the best explanation of the problem...i should write a bug


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