Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/03/01/12:55:59

From: alaric AT abwillms DOT demon DOT co DOT uk (Alaric B. Williams)
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Is stdout the console?
Date: Sat, 01 Mar 1997 15:32:23 GMT
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On Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:11:24 -0500, Brian Osman <osmanb AT rpi DOT edu>
>Hmmm. Right now I can't think exactly what you'd look for, but I'm sure
>you could figure it out somehow with stat(). I was thinking you could
>try opening it for read only, but I've heard from some people that
>(at least on some systems) stdout and stdin can both be opened the
>wrong way... :) Try stat() and checking some of the different flags
>for file types, and see what you get when it is/isn't redirected. (Or,
>write soemthing and look in the video memory for it. Ouch, that's an
>evil suggestion.)

Whatever's wrong with "isatty(1)"? It returns 1 if the standard output
handler is a terminal, or zero otherwise. It exists under DJGPP, and
the info file doesn't say it doesn't work, so I guess it probably


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