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I have Cygwin running on a Windows 7 Box. In what is a relatively new (and strange) development, the bash shell stopped recognizing the lowercase "t". For example:

I type echo cat, output is ca.
I type more tmp.txt, output is mp.x does not exist (or however it says the file isn't there).
I type echo TTT, output is TTT.

Anyone know about this one?

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It only doesn't recognise the lowercase "t"? Not uppercase? – Frank Jun 26 '13 at 19:33
Sounds more like an issue with your terminal. Which one are you using (mintty, rxvt, cmd.exe, ...)? Do you see the same problem when you try a different one? – Costa Jun 26 '13 at 19:48
This should probably be closed as "too localized" but what a weird problem! Do you see the t you type or not? – terdon Jun 26 '13 at 20:24
Check your ~/.inputrc to see if you have anything special for readline. Also, check bind -p – glenn jackman Jun 26 '13 at 20:46
My guess is that "\" need so be double escaped like this "\\t" – Nifle Jun 26 '13 at 21:25

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