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Re: bash "pregnant pauses" revisited (B19 on NT 4.0)
- To: Arndt Schoenewald <arndt at schoenewald dot de>
- Subject: Re: bash "pregnant pauses" revisited (B19 on NT 4.0)
- From: "Lassi A. Tuura" <lat at iki dot fi>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 09:08:51 +0200 (METDST)
- cc: Matthias Morche <morche at sat1 dot de>, Cygwin32 Maillist <gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com>
- Reply-To: "Lassi A. Tuura" <lat at iki dot fi>
|> But even if I had a stale network drive in PATH, this wouldn't explain
|> why the prompt is often delayed when I just hit <RETURN> on an empty
|> line -- why should the shell search the PATH when there's no command
|> to execute and the prompt is a constant string?!
I do not know if this helps, but shell does try to check your mailbox
every once in a while. You can adjust the interval, including disabling
the whole feature. Variables that matter are $MAIL and $MAILCHECK. The
former tells the path to your mailbox and the latter sets the interval
in seconds. Setting MAILCHECK=0 disables checking. I believe there
were reports that indicated that this setting made the delays go away
for some people.
Other than that, you might want to try just `printenv | grep unknown' to
look for clues.
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not
necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going
to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly
overhead. --RFC1925, "The Twelve Networking Truths"
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