pty issue causes 'screen' to hang when run from mintty as detached

Matt D.
Wed Jun 12 22:19:00 GMT 2013

If you read the response from the mintty author in the support ticket 
linked in the original post you'll see:

"There've been various issues with pseudo terminal (pty) layer in the 
Cygwin 1.7.19 release, which apparently haven't been fully addressed in 
1.7.20. Mintty is based on that pty layer, along with other terminals 
such as rxvt or xterm, whereas the Windows console window you get 
through cygstart is not."

I've tested it with several versions of Cygwin all the way back to 1.7.7.

It might be worth following up with the author through the support 
ticket yourself, as he seems to believe that the error lies with 
Cygwin's pty and cannot be fixed in mintty.

On 6/10/2013 10:53 PM, Andrew Schulman wrote:
>> $ screen -S name -d -m
>> $ screen -S name -x
>> Remove dead screens with 'screen -wipe'.
>> $
> Sorry, typed by hand, corrected above.
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