mintty window gets tilde characters "pressed" in it

David Karr
Mon Dec 12 18:18:00 GMT 2016

Win7.  I believe my Cygwin version info is "2.5.2(0.297/5/3) 2016-06-23 14:29".

I've been annoyed for a while with a symptom in my mintty windows.  I
will be typing along, or not, and suddenly a "~" character gets
injected into the stream. It often is the only character at the
prompt, so I can erase it and type my command, but it's really
annoying when it appears while I'm typing. I was just reminded of it
now when it injected the "~" right before I pressed enter on a
"mkdir", so I had to then remove the dir I just created and recreate

Is this something that Cygwin can control?

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