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Re: How to detect terminal type?

From: Andy Adler
Subject: Re: How to detect terminal type?
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 14:48:40 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003, Peter Brinkmann wrote:
> So, my new question is, what's the best way to detect whether my code is
> running under *nix or Windows? I guess I could look at the result of
> computer(), but I don't know what kind of result it returns when running
> under Windows. Can I detect Windows by checking whether
>       findstr(computer(),'windows')
> returns a nonzero value, or how should I go about this?

my definition of windows is:
   ~isempty( findstr(computer(),'cygwin') )

Currently, I believe all octave for windows runs on top
of cygwin, so this is reliable.

However, if Paul Kienzle ever finishes his octave on mingw project,
then that way change ...


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