ssh cause mintty terminal not to close (tested on 4 cygwin installations)
Sat Aug 4 04:29:00 GMT 2018
On 2018-08-03 04:01, email@example.com wrote:
> On 2018-08-02 23:08, Andrey Repin wrote:
>> A long known issue.
>> mintty holds terminal open if last program finished with failure.
>> ssh somehow tripping this wire on occasion.
>>> This may seem like a minor thing, but we have much trouble with Jenkins
>>> builds (started via Cygwin OpenSSH) which randomly hang forever - I wonder
>>> Â if this could be a clue in this investigation.
If you are using ssh with mintty add "-h never":
-h, --hold[ |=]never|start|error|always
~/.minttyrc, /etc/minttyrc Hold=never|start|error|always
man mintty notes ssh returns 255 on connection errors
>> Try upgrading your mintty, also, if it's about automated building environment,
>> I don't see how's mintty can be involved.
QA/testers may prefer to run tests in a tty using script, or some test tool,
rather than redirection, in what could be a background shell.
> If the "non-closure" of minttyÂ is completely internal in mintty and not a
> handshake-mistake with the cygwin dll or the OS, then I agree. It seems to be
> the case, reading the link provided by Thomas Wolff.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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