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Re: Questions galore
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 15:02:38 -0400
- Subject: Re: Questions galore
- References: <002e01c25ce3$4a3f7700$5526fbc1@exostation>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sun, Sep 15, 2002 at 08:11:18PM +0200, Francois de Campagnolle wrote:
>I have a couple of questions concerning cygwin (both 98 and NT), which I
>have not been able to find an answer to in the FAQs.
>1) What does cygserver do ?
Nothing, right now.
>2) Is there a way to run startups (/etc/rc like) scripts at startup or logon
>time ? I would like to run inetd this way, among others.
No. Or, rather, sure *you* could set up your system to do this but there is
nothing available out-of-the-box. It is very unlikely that there ever will
be anything like this.
If you were interested, you might be able to port "init" to cygwin. That's
what handles this on UNIX.
>3) Is there an rxvt alternative (besides cmd.exe), which (like cyg rxvt)
>does not require an X server ? I currently use IVT telnet client (pretty
>good), but it wants inetd running. I find rxvt more or less buggy both on my
>win98 and winNT box (got many blue screens recently).
Not in the standard distribution, no.
If rxvt is causing WinNT to "blue screen" then something is wrong with your
>4) Is it possible to get a bash process with a tty, with another process
>talking to it through a pipe though ? I know this is a rather often asked
>question, but I haven't found a definitive answer on this.
You'd do this just like you do on UNIX, i.e., you'd use a pty to control
bash, not a pipe. If you are talking about a non-cygwin program trying
to control a cygwin program, then this will be very difficult.
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