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Re: CYGWIN-1.1.0 trouble: 40 to 80 sec delay if no network connection

--- Ulrich Jakobus <> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Apr 2000 05:18:52 -0700 (PDT), Earnie Boyd wrote:
> >Sounds like you've the network paths in your environment PATH.  AFAIR, this
> has
> >always been a problem.  Try removing the networked paths from PATH
> before/after
> >starting bash.
> Unfortunately, this is not the problem. There are only directories on
> my local hard disk in $PATH. However, the output of "set" also includes
> variables
> !0:=0:/home4/jakobus/LAPACK_3.0/BLAS/SRC/
> !A:='A:\'
> !D:='D:\cygnus\cygwin-1.1.0\lib\gcc-lib\i686-pc-cygwin\2.95.2'
> !E:='E:\zip'
> !\:='\\Ihfbdc\Netzsoftware\FEKO_update'
> and indeed the "!\:" refers to a network directory. Can this be the
> reason? 

Yes, it could be the reason

> However, this is set only inside bash, not before in my
> DOS shell, from where I start bash 

This is certainly strange.  What's contained in the ~/.bashrc file.

> (I do observe the long delays
> only when executing CYGNUS commands from within a DOS window, not
> when running them from within BASH).

Ah, we're getting closer to the problem.  I expect that Cygwin commands running
from the DOS prompt to be slightly longer overall.  Every instance of the
command has to load and initialize Cygwin.  There is a means to add the
Cygwin1.dll to the list of "Known DLL's" that get loaded on startup of the
environment and that might speed up the commands for you.  I don't remember the
particulars of how to do this but it is in one of the cygwin archives I don't
remember if it was discussed in cygwin or cygwin-developers.

You could also try one of the newer snapshots to see if that solves the

> I also tried to remove other environment variables that might 
> indicate a network connection, such as LOGONSERVER and USERDOMAIN,
> but also no effect with this.

These should have no affect.


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