Ctrl+C not working with windows programs in Cygwin 1.7.16

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 3 03:05:00 GMT 2012

On Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 04:03:20PM -0700, Daniel Colascione wrote:
>On 8/2/2012 4:00 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 02, 2012 at 09:32:09PM +0200, Marcin Kielar wrote:
>>> Steps to reproduce:
>>> 1. Start cygwin using cygwin.bat
>>> 2. Run `ping -t google.com`
>>> 3. Try breaking it with Ctrl+C
>>> Expected behaviur:
>>> The ping breaks execution and the command prompt is shown and available
>>> Actual behaviour:
>>> Nothing happens, ping loops until killed with `/usr/bin/kill -f PID`
>> I don't have a "cygwin.bat" but if I start bash via Start->Run this
>> works for me.  ping is interrupted by CTRL-C.
>I can repro the problem using exactly those steps. I'm using CYGWIN_NT-6.1-WOW64
>xyzzy 1.7.16(0.262/5/3) 2012-07-20 22:55 i686 Cygwin. Does the most recent
>snapshot have something that would make the results different?

If it did I would have mentioned that fact and suggested trying a snapshot.


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