Inability to delete *or rename* CWD of any program driving me nuts

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Sep 3 07:45:00 GMT 2010

On Sep  2 14:33, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> I keep bumping into Cygwin's new inability rename or delete
> directories that are the CWD of any program. In particular, Emacs will
> often start background processes like aspell in whatever directory
> happens to be the default-directory for the current buffer. That
> program hangs around even after I kill all buffers visiting files in
> that directory, so even hours after I last edit a file in a directory,
> I find myself wondering why on earth 'mv' on it hangs. Also, I have
> (bad?) habit of leaving old terminal windows around, sometimes sitting
> in directories I later delete or rename. I get rid of them eventually,
> but having to hunt down and kill them to perform basic filesystem
> operations is a nuisance.
> Of course, these annoyances can be worked around, but it was less
> cumbersome to just allow cwd to be modified.

If you read the announcement and followed the discussions on this list,
you know why we had to do it.  If it helps to share the pain, I don't
like it either.  Not the faintest.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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