Ctrl+C not working with windows programs in Cygwin 1.7.16

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 3 14:33:00 GMT 2012

On Aug  3 09:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 03, 2012 at 03:51:30PM +0200, marco atzeri wrote:
> [...]
> >a "windows console terminal" is cmd.exe, IMHO.
> >There are no other console in windows as standard installation.

No, no, three times no.

Cmd.exe is just a console application using the Windows console facility
and it always was.

Up to Windows Vista/2008, the Windows console facility is implemented
partially as library and partially as a (kind of) service within csrss.

Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft introduced a special application
called "conhost.exe" which provides the console implementation.

Please stop thinking of cmd and the Windows console being one and the

> [...]
> This thread has it all.  Affronted user, useless pile on, and now we
> start to drift away from the actual subject.
> It's a little early here for popcorn but I'm tempted anyway.

I'm terribly sorry, but I just can't let the above slip through.
Herewith I mark this posting officially as off topic *stamp*.


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