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I'm trying to connect a VirtualBox guest's serial port to something that
cygwin/gdb can access for remote debugging, and am having trouble
connecting the pieces...
One post from a couple of years ago  suggests using /dev/ttyS* to
access COM ports. This would work great... except there are no
/dev/ttyS* on my install.
The other VirtualBox option is to create a named pipe (as in Windows
NPFS), and then wrap it into a pty using socat , but I can't figure
out how to access such a pipe from cygwin -- the "\\.\pipe\*" path
doesn't seem to be supported by cygpath and there's nothing obvious in