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Re: Mintty Log Off problem
- From: Harry G McGavran Jr <w5pny at w5pny dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:28:17 -0700
- Subject: Re: Mintty Log Off problem
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- Reply-to: w5pny at w5pny dot com
I've found a little more information -- this problem goes away
if I change my default shell to dash. Seems tcsh is involved somehow.
It comes back when I change my default shell back to tcsh.
Going back to tcsh 6.18.00-2 does not help.
Given the deathly silence to my request below, I must be the only
one experiencing this, but it happens on both of my machines.
On 02/15/12 10:43, Harry G McGavran Jr wrote:
With Cygwin 1.7.10(0.259/5/3) upon logging off Windows XP SP3
I get a pop-up window "End Program - C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe"
with a "End Now" and "Cancel" button every time I log off
Windows and I have somewhere in that Windows session run
the Mintty shortcut which has "C:\cygwin\bin\mintty -u -"
in it and my default shell is tcsh. This never happened
with previous Cygwin releases. What's even more interesting
is that in all cases I exit all my programs before logging
off, including the mintty window. I've even tried hitting
the "Cancel" button and then looking for a process named
mintty or "Terminal" (since that's what mintty's description
is and that is used by some process tools) with both Process Explorer
and Task Manager, but I can find no such process -- and then
when I try to log off again not having found such a process
the pop-up comes back and I can't log off until I hit
Since I haven't seen any reports of this on this list, I must
be about the only one this is happening to. Any clues as to
what I can do to find out what Windows is actually failing to stop
when I try to log off having run mintty beforehand?
Harry G. McGavran, Jr.
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