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Re: [TSVN] [bug] unable to connect with wathever plink used

From: Valik <vampire.valik.ml_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-16 16:08:33 CEST

Stefan Küng wrote:
> On 9/15/05, Valik <vampire.valik.ml@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Every time you say that I wonder: Why don't you just capture the output
>> by replacing the stdout/stderr handles? If Plink is a CUI application
>> then you should be able to change a DWORD in the PE header
>> (IMAGE_NT_HEADERS::OptionalHeader.Subsystem) to make it a GUI
>> application (Prevents the console from appearing but everything else
>> seems to work okay, YMMV, though as I've not thoroughly tested this
>> concept). Then just replace the stdout/stderr handles when you call
>> CreateProcess() and you get the best of both world's without having to
>> maintain anything.
> And every time I explain why I don't do some things, I wonder why
> people keep telling me how I could do it anyway.
> I *know* how I could make TPlink show error messages, I know all the
> possible ways to do it. But as I explained: I don't want to!
> (and btw: changing a byte in the PE header is one of the worst ways to
> change a program, at least if you have the source to compile it
> yourself).
> Stefan
Maybe people ask you why because it seems stupid to them that you waste
your time repeatedly answering a question that comes across the list
fairly frequently (I've seen it four or five times in the last two or
three months I've been on the list) instead of implementing the trivial
amount of code it would take to grant the request. Unless there is some
*technical* reason why you do not capture the output, I would think you
of all people would take the 20 minutes and implement it just to stop
the questions/requests about it. I'm sure you've wasted more time than
that answering "stupid" questions or replying to "stupid" suggestions
like mine already on the matter.

But as I said originally, I don't really care either way. However, if
you are going to continue to be obstinate about not implementing it, at
least have enough courtesy to put a reason in the FAQ, even if it's
something like, "I don't want to implement it and that's final." Maybe
it will discourage other people from making the same mistake of trying
to be helpful that I did.

- Valik
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Received on Fri Sep 16 16:10:59 2005

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