Can't start a cygwin terminal(mintty) as admin

Kevin Schnitzius
Sat Nov 28 03:13:16 GMT 2020

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:44:30 AM EST, Thomas Wolff <> wrote:
>> D:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -o "KeyFunctions=C+c:break" -
>> Ctrl-c is a break that works on Cygwin processes only.
> That configuration would assign the break function to Shift+Ctrl+c, not just Ctrl+c, so with Ctrl+c you still just > send a ^C character while in the other case mintty would invoke a BRK signal. So try Shift+Ctrl+c.
Oops, it's been a while since I looked into it.
D:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -o "KeyFunctions=C+c:break" 
Shift+Ctrl+c does not produce a break for Cygwin or non-Cygwin processes
mintty -o "KeyFunctions=c:break" -o CtrlExchangeShift=true
Actually, this restores the old behavior of Ctrl+c actually doing a break for Cygwin and non-Cygwin processes.

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