I have a x86 cygwin installation(v. (cygwin) 2.3.1 installed yesterday) where practically every tool loads very slowly. grep, tail, less, which, echo, cat -- every utility takes 2 seconds to load and execute even for negligible work load.
How can I improve performance ? How do I troubleshoot ? c:\cygwin\bin; is the 1st entry in the path.
Previously, I had installed a 64 bit version of cygwin and that had the same problem as well. So, I installed a x86 version and see the same problem.
windows : 64 bit of windows 7 enterprise.
If a native application, like GNU emacs and other programs can load faster than grep -h or echo "hi", I'm sure the problem is with cygwin loading. How do I optimize cygwin loading ?
It takes the cygwin prompt 2-3 seconds to load. Inside the cygwin prompt, if I execute any of the cygwin tools, then the startup time is good. However, when I run the cygwin tools from cmd.exe (command prompt), then the response time is slow -- about 2 seconds. How can I eliminate this 2 seconds lag ?