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Re: Add "Why doesn't ^Z (Suspend) work?" to FAQ?

On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 12:43:50PM -0800, Richard F. Burleigh wrote:
> >Control-Z (^Z) had never worked to suspend simple commands (less, du
> >-a, etc.) in my default cygwin environment.
> >
> >So I spent several hours searching the Cygwin FAQ, Google, and Cygwin
> >mailing lists before finding the solution.  All I needed was to set the
> >"CYGWIN" environment variable to "tty".  (I finally found this in the
> >"The CYGWIN environment variable" section of the Cygwin User's Guide).
> >
> I guess if this question were to crop up here frequently, the answer
> would be "yes".  It hasn't.
Ok, maybe I shouldn't have done it, but this question prompted me to do
the following, and it had an unexpected result (unexpected to me at

ford@fordpc ~
$ uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-5.1 fordpc 1.5.8(0.110/3/2) 2004-01-26 14:53 i686 unknown
unknown Cygwin

[This is current CVS]

ford@fordpc ~
$ echo $CYGWIN

ford@fordpc ~
$ sleep 100

[^Z here]
[1]+  Stopped                 sleep 100

ford@fordpc ~
$ fg
sleep 100
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

So, it kinda worked :^/.

Brian Ford
Senior Realtime Software Engineer
VITAL - Visual Simulation Systems
FlightSafety International
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