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nios2-terminal can't read input from pipe

Altera_Forum
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I get this error when I try to pipe even one line into nios2-terminal: 

 

nios2-terminal: error: Gathering input from STDIO 

 

I'm running 16.1 196 on Windows 7. 

 

I've tried using cat as well as my own C program that does a popen() around nios2-terminal. 

 

cat test.cmd | nios2-terminal -i 0 

 

If I type the input manually into nios2-terminal, it works fine. Unfortunately, I need to send many lines to the nios2 CPU. 

 

I've searched the forum posts and have found inconsistent information, including a mention that this could be a bug that has not been fixed yet. 

 

I do not currently have Quartus Pro so can't use the System Console TCL method. 

 

Any advice would be appreciated.  

Thanks in advance. 

Bob A. 

NVidia
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Altera_Forum
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Our FAE confirmed this bug.  

 

The workaround I'm doing is to use the system console and a separate jtag master.
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