Node executable on Windows mingw 'output is not a tty'
- 13 Mar 2017: Post was created (diff)
On my Windows computer I am using mingw (Git Bash) for my terminal emulator as it’s the closest I’ve gotten to a native Linux terminal.
I am generating some HTML with a node program I’ve written and I’m trying to redirect stdout to a file
$ node generate-html.js > output.html output is not a tty $ echo $? 1
I don’t know why my terminal isn’t recognized as a TTY, but apparently it has something to do about how the terminal is emulated on Windows. A solution is to execute it as a command argument to bash instead.
$ bash -c "node generate-html.js > output.html" $ head -n 1 output.html <DOCTYPE html>
Looks good :)