JDK-4099017 : java.io: Add isatty() equivalent
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Not an Issue
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.io
  • Priority: P4
  • Affected Version: 1.1.5,1.2.0
  • OS: generic,solaris_2.6
  • CPU: generic
  • Submit Date: 1997-12-12
  • Updated Date: 2017-07-20
  • Resolved Date: 2017-07-20
Description

Name: dgC58589			Date: 12/12/97


It would be handy to be able to test whether
a stream or filedescriptor represented an
"interactive" device.  In Unix, isatty() of
the file descriptor would do.  On Windows,
checking for a console device would work.
(Review ID: 21829)
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Comments
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2017-07-20