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input delay issues
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo at towo dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:46:51 +0200
- Subject: input delay issues
When input is typed-ahead, on a Unix or Linux systems it will be
buffered and used as soon as an application looks for it. Try this:
- Run a slow command (e.g. sleep 5)
- Type "abc" while running
On Linux, "abc" will be echoed on the screen (disturbing output if there
is any). After the command terminates, the shell will look for input,
find "abc" and redisplay it properly on the command line.
In the cygwin console, "abc" remains invisible while the command is
running, but it is redisplayed afterwards.
In mintty, "abc" is echoed while typed-ahead, but is *not* read and
echoed by the shell after the command terminates. Only after you then
type another character, the whole command line is refreshed.
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