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RE: rxvt doesn't paste selections anymore?

You sort of helped me by inspiring me to look more closely how I started my
script.  I solved the dos box persistence.  I used to call my script with:

  U:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login ~/bin/x50 &

But it should have been:

  U:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login ~/bin/x50

i.e., no & at the end.  I do not know why I have put an & there.

But cut&paste does not work across rxvts and I have the save version as you
have.  It seams that for a few fellows, cut&paste does not work while for
others it does.  cut&paste does work within the same rxvt and in my case,
the middle button is used.  At home, with WinXP Home, cut&paste works fine
across rxvts.  At work, with WinNT 4.0, it does not.

On another note, I noticed that when shutting down the computer, I am not
asked to kill the rxvts zombies running in the background anymore.  Remember
that even though you would kill all rxvts running, when shutting down the
computer, you would be asked to terminate tasks related to rxvt?  It seams
that this has been fixed. ;)


-----Original Message-----
From: Alistair Grant []
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 8:13 PM
Cc: Deragon, Hans
Subject: Re: rxvt doesn't paste selections anymore?

$ rxvt --version
Usage v2.7.2 : (XPM,menubar,.Xdefaults)

$ cygcheck -s
    Cygwin DLL version info:
        DLL version: 1.3.12
        DLL epoch: 19
        DLL bad signal mask: 19005
        DLL old termios: 5
        DLL malloc env: 28
        API major: 0
        API minor: 54

Shift-Left-click pastes fine.  I copied the information out of an rxvt
terminal (Cygwin updated yesterday).

    C:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -fn "Lucida Console-12" -sr -bg black -fg
grey -sl 1000 -cr red -vb -e bash --login

As a shortcut starts fine with the DOS box disappearing quickly.

Hope this helps,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Deragon, Hans" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2002 1:14 AM
Subject: Re: rxvt doesn't paste selections anymore?

> Found the same problem.  On both of my machines, rxvt 2.7.2 is running.
> Yet, the one with the latest version of cygwin is broken, as you
> Pretty anoying since this cut&paste function is the #1 kill feature of
> I might revert to the DOS window to be able to perform cut&paste.
> I also have another new problem with rxvt.  Following is the path in the
> shortcut I use to start rxvt:
> U:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe --login ~/bin/x50
> This x50 script calls rxvt with numerous options.  A dos window does show
> when called, followed by rxvt.  On my machine with the old cygwin, the dos
> window dissapear quickly (rxvt is called with & at the end to run in the
> background, thus the dos window exits after rxvt is started).  On the new
> Cygwin, the dos window persist; I must kill it manually.  Killing it does
> not kill the rxvt though, as it runs in the background.  Same
> settings/scripts on both machines, but different behaviors.
> Sincerely,
> Hans Deragon

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