How to disable formatting control characters in newer versions?

Takashi Yano
Fri Oct 16 10:29:54 GMT 2020

On Fri, 16 Oct 2020 12:07:11 +0200
Zoltán Vér via Cygwin <> wrote:

> Hi,
> We have been using Cygwin for a long time for a testing process. This
> process saves the output to a log file.
> The main problem is that the newer versions of Cygwin puts the formatting
> characters into the log file also. So the logs are useless.
> The affected formatting characters are backspaces and cursor positioner CSI
> control characters like \033[1;1H
> It seems like the log contains the clear screen data too.
> So, is there an option to disable this feature, or do you have any solution
> to eliminate them?

Could you provide simple test case which replicates your issue?

Takashi Yano <>

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