Support for using cygwin pty with NTEmacs.
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README.md

fakecygpty

Introduction

This package supplies cygwin's pty feature for NTEmacs. If you want to use the command requires pty such as bash, try this.

  • shell-mode or ansi-term with cygwin's shell like bash will be run correctly.
  • I/O buffer on gdb-mode will be run correctly than native one.
  • `signal-process' can send arbitrary signals, except it was called interactively.

An original version of fakecygpty was written by Kyotaro Horiguchi for Meadow project in 2005. In this package, improved following points:

  • Fix a TTY initialization parameters to fit current version of Emacs.
  • Fix to sub-process returns the correct return value.
  • Support pty allocation mode. (for gdb-many-windows)
  • Support window resizing.

Installation

Compile fakecygpty.c and qkill.c on cygwin enviroment:

gcc -D_GNU_SOURCE -o fakecygpty fakecygpty.c
gcc -o qkill qkill.c

And copy *.exe into somewhere on you $PATH.

If autoreconf package is installed, you can use configure script:

autoreconf -ivf && ./configure && make install

fakecygpty.el isn't installed automatically. put into your load-path by self.

How to use

If you want to activate only to a specific program, rename fakecygpty.exe to f_TARGET.exe like f_ssh.exe, and invoke it.

If you want to apply to all, put below into your init.el:

(require 'fakecygpty)
(fakecygpty-activate)

If you want to use new features (terminal window resizing and pty allocation mode), it's necessary to use this elisp file. And if you want to disable fakecygpty temporary, type M-x fakecygpty-deactivate.

Customizing

Ignored programs

Some program using Windows native console, such as cmd.exe, don't work well with fakecygpty.exe.

  • fakecygpty-ignored-program-regexps: Set regexp list of program name that you don't want to apply fakecygpty.

Path of programs

  • fakecygpty-program: Path of fakecygpty.exe.
  • fakecygpty-qkill-program: Path of qkill.exe.