'nohup' seems to be broken in Cygwin git master

Mark Geisert mark@maxrnd.com
Thu May 28 00:47:41 GMT 2020

Easiest way I have to reproduce is using X.  In a Cygwin terminal enter:
     nohup xlogo &

The terminal window and xlogo are both terminated.  With gdb I see that 
xlogo terminates with STATUS_CONTROL_C_EXIT.

On a 32-bit 3.1.4 install, same machine, same (64-bit 3.1.pre5) X server, 
the same test case shows the terminal window terminated but xlogo remains.

X is not required to demonstrate this; it's just easiest way to see the 
effect.  I can dig further if this doesn't immediately pique someone's 
interest... :)


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