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Re: all commands start up sloooooow......

What I've noticed on this issue is that if I disable the Virus Scanner speed
improves at an unbelievable amount.  WITIH is that the Virus Scanner is warned
anytime a file is touched and goes to check for changes and ends up slowing
down the entire works.

--- Carl Thompson <> wrote:
> Frank Merenda wrote:
> > ...
> > there's loads more here, and I can't wait to use it all. but EVERY
> > tool that I start up starts extremely slowly. There's delays in every
> > command. I also notived that when I do a "ls" on a directory with a
> > lot of files there's  a large delay, but the second time I do a "ls"
> > the files list quickly.
> > 
> > can anyone help me with this? I would love to be able to move on to
> > the new version. Thanks in advance!
> I've noticed the same thing myself, but I believe it happens for any program
> you run, not just those that come with Cygwin.  It's just more noticeable
> when programs are run from the bash prompt.  Once a program is started,
> subsequent startups are reasonably fast.
> The interesting thing I've noticed is that it happens on only one of my two
> Windows 2000 machines.  The are both identical recent installs of the OS and
> Cygwin.  The only difference I can think of is that on the "slow" one I have
> installed VC++ 6.0 but on the "normal" I have not.  Are you running VC++ or
> any other Microsoft development software?
> > Thanks,
> > Frank Merenda | Senior Software Engineer
> Carl Thompson
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