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Re: Cygwin command line takes a long time to start

On 7/22/2010 2:43 PM, John Oliver wrote:
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 01:30:37PM -0400, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
On 7/22/2010 1:14 PM, John Oliver wrote:
After opening the Cygwin shell, I get the black box and a blinking
underscore for ten or fifteen seconds before the prompt appears.  How
would I go about figuring out what the delay is all about?

Are you running bash? Have you installed the bash-completion package?

Yes, and no.

OK then the easiest thing to do is add "set -x" to your ~/.bash_profile and watch where the delay happens as the statements scroll by. This should help you pinpoint it, assuming it's something Cygwin is doing and not something Windows (or your environment is doing before bash and Cygwin even starts).

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
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