Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When using to cygwin to run commands, often the command will just hang periodically unless I press a key.

For example, when running an svn checkout, I start the checkout, come back from lunch, and nothing has happened. Pressing a key causes the command to continue ?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I see something like this, but in my experience it's more due to the DOS Window than to Cygwin. Do you use the default window? You may want to try to move to mintty or rxvt.

share|improve this answer
Thanks Rich, I'm giving mintty a try. – toolkit Jan 13 '11 at 19:27

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.