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Re: Gvim fails to detach from cygwin bash shell

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  • Chris Sutcliffe
    ... man cygstart specifically, cygstart gvim Chris -- Chris Sutcliffe http://emergedesktop.org --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 1, 2009
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      > I've usually used cmd.exe (command prompt) as my shell on Windows, but
      > I've recently begun using the cygwin bash shell. With cmd.exe, running
      > gvim from the command line caused gvim to start up and be completely
      > detached from the cmd shell, meaning I could continue using the cmd
      > shell while the gvim process was running and even close the cmd shell
      > without affecting the gvim process. But now with cygwin bash, whenever
      > I run gvim from the command line, it doesn't detach; it holds up the
      > shell until it exits at which point the shell returns. I know if I use
      > an ampersand on the end of the command then the gvim process will run
      > in the background and I'll be able to use the bash shell, but I still
      > won't be able to close the bash shell until the gvim process exits,
      > which I don't like. Why is this, and how can I fix this problem?

      man cygstart

      specifically, 'cygstart gvim'


      Chris Sutcliffe

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