Cygwin CVS hangs with PuTTY

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I'm trying to use plink (release version 0.53b) and pageant along with
Cygwin cvs 1.11.6 on windows 98SE. A commandline CVS command succeeds and
displays the expected output, but then appears to hang. Nonetheless in
fact the DOS window is in fact alive and listening to input, for new
commands typed in are effective and the responses will appear if you type


D:\dev>cvs status README
File: README            Status: Up-to-date

   Working revision:    1.3
   Repository revision: 1.3     /mis/dev/README,v
   Sticky Tag:          (none)
   Sticky Date:         (none)
   Sticky Options:      (none)

.. here the DOS window appears to hang. However if I now type "echo
hello", after pressing ^C I get the following lines ...

D:\dev>echo hello

If I use Cygwin ssh in place of plink this hang does not occur.
Also, Eclipse's CVS appears to work correctly with either plink or Cygwin

Hard to know if this is PuTTY, Cygwin, or something else. Thanks for any


Re: Cygwin CVS hangs with PuTTY Holman) writes:

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I'd guess it also works correctly with any native (i.e. non-Cygwin)
Windows CVS client.  I wonder if it might have something to do with
Cygwin's CRLF->LF conversion, but this is pure speculation on my part.

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My money's on cygwin.


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