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Re: rxvt hanging after latest cygwin update

Thomas V. Fischer wrote:

Hello all,

I figured out what was wrong.

It seems to be the statement 'exec 2>&1' that is no longer working.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas V. Fischer" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 09:12
Subject: rxvt hanging after latest cygwin update

Hey all,

I just upgraded my cygwin installation to the new release made available


the beginning of the month.

Since this upgrade, my rxvt launch script doesn't work anymore.

I have the following dos-batch script:

start /i /min /separate /b $PATH2CYG\bash --login -c "/ 12

The script looks like this:


#Redirect IO to allow parent terminal to closr
exec 0< /dev/null
exec 1> ~/.xdmcp-errors
exec 2>&1

Question: Why are you doing this? What do you mean by "allow parent terminal to closr[sic]"?

# Select font size
if [ -n "$1"]; then FONTSIZE=$1; fi

rxvt -bg black -fg green -fn "-*-Lucida
Console-*-*-*-*-$FONTSIZE-*-*-*-*-*-*-*" -sr -sl 1024 -e
"/bin/bash --login -i -x" &

The rxvt window opens but hangs. I don't see the scroll bar and there are


prompts. The window doesn't refresh, resize... nothing happens. I have to
kill it in order to get rid of it.
This script has worked for a long time and works on another machine which


haven't upgraded yet.

My system is running WindowsXP-SP1

If i run the commands manually, everything works ok.

Thnks for your help

--- Thomas Fischer, MCSE Apple, WinNT, e-Mail, Groupware

Obligatory witty line: RAM disk is *not* an installation procedure.

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