^Z does not get back to shell prompt in v1.5.4-1 on WinXP

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Wed Sep 17 14:40:00 GMT 2003

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Al Goodniss wrote:

> Hi,
> I recently upgraded to the latest Cygwin DLLs I am now using v1.5.4-1.
> Somewhere in the last two 1.5 updates I have lost the ability to suspend
> the foreground job, it had been working. The fixes listed in the mailing
> list (adding tty to the CYGWIN env. variable) did not work for me (see
> below).
> I normally run tcsh (tcsh.exe -l) but I did try the same with the
> Cygwin.bat file as provided. In both cases hitting ^Z to suspend the
> active job resulted in the cygwin window 'hanging'. It looks like the
> job is suspended, but I never get back to the shell prompt.
> Here's the specifics;
> 1) Launch tcsh or Bash
> 2) Launch vim or less (probably others did not check)
> 3) hit ^Z
> At this point my system will be 'hung'. By hung I mean although I am
> back to the shell, I get no shell prompt and any text I type is not
> echoed to the screen. If I'm running in X I can go in and kill -9 the
> vim or less process and whatever I had typed at the 'hung' window will
> magically be piped to the shell and try to be executed.
> I did try the 'tty' fix as shown in the mailing lists. If I place tty in
> my CYGWIN environment variable the text that I type at the hung window
> will be echoed but not executed. In both cases I never get the shell
> prompt back. Same in X or running standalone. I also tried a reinstall
> of the core cygwin components, rebooting, etc. to no avail.
> What did I miss?
> -Al

... Searching the recent archives.  This was not only reported, but also
fixed: <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2003-09/msg01005.html>.
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