cat crashes with ctrl-backslash

Jon LaBadie
Sun Dec 29 20:14:00 GMT 2002

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 12:08:59AM +0100, Huijing Zhou wrote:
> Call cat with no parameter, press Ctrl-Backslash (or Ctrl-# with German 
> keyboard), cat will crash. I can reproduce this crash 100% with the 
> current version (2.0.21) of textutils and different versions of Cygwin.

Not surprising if, like my normal unix configuration, Ctrl-backslash is
set with stty as your "quit" character.  Similar to the "interupt" char
(normally Ctrl-C) but also causes a core dump.

Jon H. LaBadie        
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