Console doesn't work correctly under anything else than cmd or mintty

Takashi Yano
Thu May 14 03:33:06 GMT 2020

On Thu, 14 May 2020 01:15:55 +0200
Kacper Michajlow <> wrote:

> On Wed, 13 May 2020 at 12:34, Takashi Yano <> wrote:
> > What do you mean by "Microsoft Terminal"? Also, do you use cygwin vim?
> > If you mean "Windows Terminal" and cygwin vim, I cannot reproduce your
> > problem. Arrow keys are working correctly in vim with Windows Terminal
> > as well as with console (command prompt)
> Of course, I meant Windows Terminal, silly mistake :)
> Also I am sorry for not checking it thoroughly enough. Because while it
> broke by updating Cygwin, actually updating WT to latest version fixed most
> of my problems. I have not tested it much yet, but only one issue remains.
> When something ask for user input, Backspace doesn't work in remote ssh
> session.
> STR:
> 1. ssh <hostname>
> 2. Run read command
> 3. You can type, but trying to erase char with Backspace key will print ⌂
> instead.
> This happens only in remote ssh session in WT using Cygwin's ssh. Works
> fine using Native Window's OpenSSH client or in local Cygwin session. Also
> works fine when using mintty or WSL for that matter...
> I don't know who is to blame here, WT or Cygwin?

I guess setting
stty erase '^?'
on the host <hostname> resolves this problem.

Takashi Yano <>

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