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Processes are unable to fully discard their controlling terminal
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 15:33:56 -0000
- Subject: Processes are unable to fully discard their controlling terminal
Processes that attempt to shed their controlling terminal do so well enough
for the tty to show as ? in ps output, but they still keep the console
window they were launched from open, after all other processes using it have
This is particularly annoying with ssh-agent - if I exit the shell in the
terminal that launched it, that terminal becomes a zombie, hanging around
for no purpose. If I close that window using the Windows close box, the
ssh-agent is killed.
I'm not an expert in the ways of Unix ttys. Can anyone help me understand
where the problem lies?
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