Strange-Dangerous behaviour in Cygwin

jose isaias cabrera
Mon May 9 04:36:00 GMT 2005

I believe the problem is with the run command.  It causes some really weird 
flickering and ugly stuff.  Take away that run and it will go away, but 
then, the DOS screen will be there, hanging.  Of course, I am just replying 
thinking that I know what I am talking about.  But, I read part of the reply 
and thought that it was the same problem that I was having.

I hope this helps...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Carlo Florendo" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: Strange-Dangerous behaviour in Cygwin

> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 03:02:17PM +0200, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
>>>The problems described prviously exist in standard bash shell (that is
>>>launched with the link on Desktop) and in the shell launched by xterm
>>>(with startxwin.bat).
>>>THEY DO NOT exist in dos box (with C\:cygwin\bin in W2KSP4 path) and in
>>>the shell launched with RXVT: in these cases the BACKSPACE key delete the
>>>previous character and does not move the cursor as the LEFT arrow key.
>>Again:  This means that IT IS an xterm setup issue so YOU SHOULD be
>>using the cygwin-xfree mailing list.
> This does not seem to be an xterm setup issue.   I have confirmed that 
> running "rm -i <blah>" enables the user to move about the terminal, as in 
> a text editor as originally stated.  (Emphasized since cygwin-xfree is 
> cc'd)
> The same behavior applies to rxvt in stand-alone mode, xterm, and from the 
> shell launched by running cygwin.bat directly from a cmd prompt.
> Exporting the TERM variable in these shells and terminals to either xterm, 
> xterm-color, rxvt, or cygwin, does not eliminate the problem.   It's not 
> bothersome for me but it certainly is wrong.
> Are there any terminal setttings that have to be modified?
> Thanks!
> Best Regards,
> Carlo

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