Problem with Python shell through Cygwin Screen (Python/Vim/Screen combo)

Jason Tishler jason at tishler.net
Fri Sep 19 20:08:23 CEST 2008


Ant,

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 03:10:10AM -0700, Ant wrote:
> [snip]
> This works great in Linux, and also in Windows using the Cygwin build
> of Python, but when you call:
>
> screen -S py -s python
>
> using the Windows build of Python, the shell just hangs. Does anyone
> know if this is a known issue with screen/Python, or if there is a
> workaround, as I'd prefer to have just a single Python instance
> installed rather than having Cygwin python and windows Python both
> installed.

There are known issues when trying to run a Windows program that
directly accesses the console under Cygwin.  For example:

    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-June/266661.html

AFAICT, you will have to use Cygwin Python with screen.

Jason

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