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Old 07-31-2009
print C codes from Solaris 10, x86 to cygwin on Windows?

Sorry, I meant to type "porting C codes from Solaris 10, x86 to cygwin in Windows"

I just installed cygwin 1.7 to my Windows PC.

I have a C program that compiles fine using gcc on Solaris 10, x86. This C program contains system calls like:

system ("ls -l > file.txt");

and

system ("cat file1 > file2");

I want to port my C codes from Solaris to Windows as easily as possible. On my first attempt, all of my source codes compiled in Windows, but when I run it, the compiled program hangs at these system calls. I had to press a <RETURN> for it to continue.

What's the easiest way to port a C program (with system calls) from Solaris 10, x86 into the cygwin environment in Windows? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-31-2009
Your system calls use unix shell commands. Windows only knows DOS commands in that context, for example:

ls -l > t.txt -> dir /s > t.txt
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Old 07-31-2009
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In my first attempt, all of my source codes compiled in Windows, but when I run it, the compiled program hangs at these system calls. I had to press a <RETURN> for it to continue.
Do you mean that the calls to system() succeeded after you pressed <RETURN>?
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Old 07-31-2009
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What's the easiest way to port a C program (with system calls) from Solaris 10, x86 into the cygwin environment in Windows? Thanks in advance.
Ugh.. well. You might try getting a BASH or ksh shell for windows, and calling it with system to do all those commands. Otherwise, you're going to have to rewrite a lot of code -- these C programs are almost shell scripts, the way they're written.
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