Ctrl-C issue for Windows program

Thrall, Bryan bryan.thrall@flightsafety.com
Fri Apr 13 19:49:00 GMT 2012

Wm. David Bentlage wrote on 2012-04-13: 
> Hello,
> I run locally-developed Windows console program via mintty/cygwin.
> I've noticed a problem with Ctrl-C in mintty 1.0.3 not terminating my
> app.  The problem came about with my switching to "CYGWIN_NT-5.1 pc
> 1.7.10(0.259/5/3) 2012-02-05 12:36 i686 Cygwin".  Ctrl-C just makes
> the window hang.  /bin/kill -f cannot kill the task either.  I can
> kill my Windows program via task manager.
> mintty 1.0.3 and Ctrl-C on "CYGWIN_NT-5.2 server 1.7.9(0.237/5/3)
> 2011-03-29 10:10 i686 Cygwin" works fine.  On 1.7.10 or "CYGWIN_NT-5.2
> server 1.7.13(0.260/5/3) 2012-04-05 12:43 i686 Cygwin" Ctrl-C does
> not.  In addition, rxvt has the same change in Ctrl-C behavior with
> the introduction of 1.7.10.
> Can the functionality of Ctrl-C please be restored?

Cygwin 1.7.12 has a fix for Ctrl-C handling:


Hope this helps!
Bryan Thrall
Principal Software Engineer
FlightSafety International

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