From: Edward H. Trager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 15:31:34 EDT
On Friday 2004.04.23 13:57:56 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
> Edward H. Trager scripsit:
> > (Windows' lack of a decent shell and command-line tools is probably
> > what makes the OS most annoying).
> Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com) is your friend; it provides a relatively
> complete Unix hosted on Win32. It works best on the NT branch of the
> family when the disks are NTFS, but will degrade gracefully under W9x
> and/or FAT.
Absolutely. The existence of Cygwin makes work on Windows much more tolerable,
especially since Cygwin provides the OpenSSH client, XFree86, Perl,
console vim, egrep, etc. However, I still haven't figured out how to display
a UTF-8 file with non-latin characters in the Cygwin bash shell (on Win2K). As
far as I know, this shell really just sits on top of a DOS shell. And
as far as I can tell, "chcp 65001" still doesn't let you see, for example,
CJK characters in the terminal. I don't think it is possible. Since I also
can't figure out how to see non-latin characters in the graphical
version of vim (Gvim 6.2) on Windows, I rest my case that Windows is annoying.
> It's free software. As soon as I find myself on a Windows machine, it's
> the first thing I install after the Internet tetralogy: AVG Anti-Virus,
> Spybot, Adaware, and Sygate Personal Firewall.
> Disclaimer: I have no connection with any of these companies.
> He played King Lear as though John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> someone had played the ace. http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> --Eugene Field http://www.reutershealth.com
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