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Problem with stopping postmaster with pg_ctl

I'm trying to get Postgres working under Cygwin.  The good news is, it
mostly is.  The bad news is, I can't shut it down with pg_ctl.

I loaded the full Cygwin installation on my Win2K Pro machine, and later on
my XP Pro box.  Both behave the same way.

When I run pg_ctl stop, it motors for the duration of the wait period and
then says the postmaster does not shut down.

Upon further review ......

It looks like pg_ctl looks through the process list for the Postgres process
and then tries to kill it.  You can specify the shutdown as smart (which
translates to kill -TERM), fast (kill -INT) or immediate (kill -QUIT).

When the script hits the kill, I get Usage info on the screen!!  So, the
interpreter is not seeing this as a valid command line string for kill.  I
have echoed the command being generated out and it looks fine.  I can take
that same command and execute it: it shuts Postgres down.

Why would the interpreter rejecting the command line for kill when it
appears to be well formed?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

John Pagakis

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