scrolling through history in cygwin terminal window line gets garbled

Steven Penny
Sun Aug 19 09:50:00 GMT 2018

On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:17:49, cyg Simple wrote:
> I'm using Win10 and typically the icon created by setup which starts
> mintty directly as:
> C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -
> I started conhost from that session and then executed `bash -il' within
> conhost.

i said from the beginning that i wasnt using mintty - so im not sure why you
are testing with mintty

also you dont start conhost - its started automatically when you launch any

> So just for grins I went to the Windows Explorer and started with the
> cygwin.bat file and performed your test again using the .bash_history
> with no issues.  This time the TERM=cygwin which comes from
> /usr/share/terminfo/63/cygwin.

all i can say to this is that you arent using windows 7, so perhaps the newer
version of conhost has fixed the issue - at this point we would need another
windows 7 user to confirm the issue - further tests with win 10 wont be helpful.

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