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Re: Windows Subsystem for Linux starts to compete with Cygwin?
- From: Evgeny Grin <k2k at yandex dot ru>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:41:40 +0300
- Subject: Re: Windows Subsystem for Linux starts to compete with Cygwin?
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On 27.10.2016 1:57, Duncan Roe wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:21:07AM +0300, Evgeny Grin wrote:
>> With latest Window Insider preview it's possible to run Linux command
>> from cmd, Windows commands from bash and even use input-output redirects!
>> Seems that WSL also automatically translate \r\n<->\n.
> CMD.EXE has supported input and output redirection since forever (XP at least).
> I suggest claiming it as a "new feature" is just marketing hype.
CMD supports pipes from the first published version (Windows NT 3.1,
1993). But WSL was isolated: until now it was not possible to run Win32
programs from WSL's bash and was not possible to redirect Win32 output
to Linux application (and vice versa).
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